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All-star Erie County Fair Marching Band recruits new members


Wed, Apr 11th 2018 07:00 am
Drum, toot & twirl your way to fairgrounds this summer
The Erie County Agricultural Society, sponsors of the Erie County Fair, invites brass, woodwind and percussion musicians, as well as color guard members in grades 7 through 12, to join the Erie County Fair Marching Band this summer. The band is an "all-star" county ensemble representing schools across Western New York. The band performs at parades and events across the region during July and is featured daily at the Erie County Fair.
"This is an excellent opportunity for students to continue developing their confidence and musical skills throughout the summer months," said CEO and Erie County Fair Manager Jessica Underberg. "Participants get to interact with students from other districts as well as showcase their talents at the region's largest annual event."
Interested students are asked to complete an online application by May 11. Forms and information about the program are available at https://bit.ly/2H7cSlr.
Now in its 36th summer season, the Erie County Fair Marching Band was founded in 1982 under the baton of former Orchard Park music instructor Chris Revett, at the request of then-EC Fair CEO Paul C. Laing. The Erie County Fair is one of the only county fairs in North America to sponsor its own onsite marching band. The 2018 edition of the band is directed by Kellianne Griffith with assistance by Cameron Griffith. The band's color guard is guided by director Carolyn Kosinski.
About Erie County Fair
The Erie County Agricultural Society is a private not-for-profit membership organization. Established in 1819, the society is the oldest civic organization in Western New York. The mission of the Erie County Agricultural Society, sponsors of the Erie County Fair, is to preserve and enhance, by educational endeavors, the agricultural and historical legacy of New York state. The event strives to fulfill appropriate aspects of the agricultural, educational, entertainment and recreational needs of Western New York. The 179th Erie County Fair will be held Aug. 8-19. Visit www.ECFair.org.

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