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Band preps for annual band night

August 21, 2019
The Town Crier

The Austintown Band Parents Club, Inc. announce their 48th Annual Fitch Band night to be held on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. at Greenwood Falcon Stadium on the Austintown Local School's campus. Fitch Marching Band, established in 1931 hosts the oldest continuous marching event featuring local high school marching bands in Mahoning County. The first band night was established in 1971 by former band director Larry Snell and band parent Paul Pogany as a program to recognize the outstanding musical programs throughout the Mahoning Valley. This year's line-up will include Boardman, Canfield, Ursuline, Girard, McDonald, Poland in addition to the Austintown Fitch High School Marching Band. Admission at the gate is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors 65+, and preschoolers are free. The Band Parents will also open their concession stands for the evening. The band night program also acts as a fundraiser for the Band Parents Organization which has recently purchased new uniforms, instruments and raincoats for the 140 plus members. In addition to "Band Night" the Band Parents will host their 8th Annual Veteran's Day Concert and Chili Cook-Off on Sunday, Nov. 10 in the Fitch cafeteria and gymnasium. The Band Parents have also set the date of Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 for their 5th Annual Jazz & Dessert program at the Austintown Middle School. For more information on either program or to enter the Chili Cook-Off or the Dessert competition, applications may be found at the band's website afband.org or their Facebook Page: Austintown Band Parents, Inc.

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New Band Parents President Raymond Hartsough, Director Wesley O'Connor and outgoing President Brad Gessner are gearing up for the 48th Annual Fitch Band Night on Aug. 28.

 
 

 

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