Christmas is in the air! Adams County’s own Liberty Band announced that the organization will hold its annual Salvation Army Benefit Christmas Concert on Monday, December 19th beginning at 7 p.m. The concert will be held at the West Union United Methodist Church. The concert features an hour of Christmas sing-a-longs and a variety of popular Christmas songs.
The band has held this annual concert in some format since the 1990’s. The past director, the late Maggie Hoff, was instrumental in keeping the community band alive. Last year, the concert raised $930 through generous donations by the band and people from the community. The band is keeping this legacy alive again this year. If you would prefer to write a check, the band asks that you make it payable to: Salvation Army and put Adams/Brown Counties in the memo line. All donations benefit the needs of people in these two counties.
The band is always open to new members. The Liberty Band offers scholarships to youth who donate their talents throughout the year. “We have one member who has played with this band since 1953 and a young member who is 10 years old and plays the tambourine,” said the Liberty Band in a release. “The band members just want to keep the community band spirit alive.”
If you would like more information about the band, please contact Vicki Rhonemus at 937-544-5420.