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Preserving the Great American Concert Band Tradition



Hello Pioneer Band Fans,

 We are back in full swing with an exciting Summer Concert Program.  Director Bob Billig and the rest of our band   members have been working very hard since we were able to start rehearsing together as a group in late April. Due to the Pandemic, we were rehearsing outdoors until July 12th.  I would like to personally invite you to all of our concerts and ask that you bring along a few friends.  There will be very diverse and entertaining programs.

Our concert schedule and other information about the band can be found here on our website.   You can can also   check us out on our Facebook page by searching for:  Pioneer Band of Allentown or use the Facebook link above. We continue to  "Go Green" whenever possible so if you have an email address, please send it to pioneerbandallentown@gmail.com so we can update our database.  We would also prefer to send our newsletters and concert information electronically through email if possible.  Postage and printing costs continue to go up along with everything else.  On that note, if you are able to support the band with our mission of "Preserving the Great American Concert Band Tradition" please contact us to see how you can help.

As we begin our 132nd season, the Band and I look forward to performing for you.  

As always, we thank you for your continued support.

Best Regards,


Mark N. Held, Band President

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The Festival of Bands Committee has expressed concern that the covid cases are again on the increase.

With that in mind, they feel that it is in the best interest for the health of our participants and the audience,
we will again be postponing the Festival of Bands concert.

They hope the situation will improve enough to allow
everyone to get together sometime in the spring.
Please check back here for updates.


Upcoming Events

  • Pops Concert 2021 - RESCHEULED
    West Park
    Sep 13, 2021, 7:03 AM – 7:18 AM
    West Park, West Park, Allentown, PA, USA
    The Pioneer Band's favorite tradition is the Annual Pops Concert. Pop music is a word that we began using in the 1950's that described the music that radios were playing, and that people were buying. Pop music consists of many genres with Rock & Roll and Country leading the Billboard Charts.
  • Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber Concert
    West Park
    Aug 13, 2021, 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM
    West Park, West Park, Allentown, PA, USA
  • Songs of Inspiration Concert
    Lehigh Valley Active Life
    Aug 01, 2021, 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM EDT
    Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 Elm St, Allentown, PA 18102, USA
  • Festival of Bands
    South Mountain Grove
    Sep 26, 2021, 2:00 PM
    South Mountain Grove, 400 E Mountain Rd, Allentown, PA 18103, USA

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