The State College Area Municipal Band provides service to the Centre Region community with a number of free public concerts each year, plus numerous other public performances. The band members and Board members are all volunteers, and we all enjoy the benefits of their musical recreation activities!
Funds for the operation of the band (sheet music, instrument insurance, specialized instruments, auditorium rentals, etc.) are provided by donations at the door of each concert, as well as some assistance from Centre Region Parks & Recreation. However, the band wishes to also recognize those individuals that have contributed to the special needs of the band through the Centre Region Parks & Recreation Gifts-For-Parks Program.
The Centre Region Parks & Recreation Gifts-For-Parks Program provides a means for tax-deductible contributions to the band operations, and donated funds are held exclusively for the use intended by the donor. For more information,please contact Ronald J. Woodhead, Director of Centre Region Parks & Recreation at (814) 231-3071.
History Philanthropic Gifts to the State College Area Municipal Band
|2009||Rod & Kathy Bartell||Funds to assist with the general operations of the band.|
|2008||Rod & Kathy Bartell||Funds to assist with the general operations of the band.|
|2008||Nittany Valley Medical Associates PC||Funds to assist with the general operations of the band.|
|2006||Rod & Kathy Bartell||Funds to assist with the general operations of the band, including concert publicity and instrument acquisition.|
|2005||Donna Z. Shipley||Funds to assist with the purchase of a 3-drum tom-tom set for the band.|
|Peggy Z. Shipley||Funds to assist with the purchase of a 3-drum tom-tom set for the band.|
|William Shipley||Funds to assist with the purchase of a Vibraphone for the band.|
|Edwin & Patricia Herr||Funds to assist with the purchase of a Vibraphone for the band.|
|Paul & Jennifer Koberna||Funds to assist with the purchase of a Vibraphone for the band.|
|Fred D. Gay||Funds to assist with the purchase of a Vibraphone for the band.|
|Mr. & Mrs. Robert Manning||The establishment of an endowment that will benefit SCAMB via the Centre County Community Foundation<. This is the third endowment held by the foundation for the Centre Regional Recreation Authority.|
|2002||Toby N. & Arabelle Carlson, Donley K. & Susan O. Hogg, William & Shirley Sacks, Dr. Clark & L. Maxine Depew, Edward G. & Dorothy R. Buss, Julian & Susan Heiklen, Paul & Jennifer Koberna, Fellow members of the band, Audience member Donations, Agnes Wehner, C. Ned & Jan Deihl, Alice Fogg, Diane Gold Toulson, Carol & Freddy Gay, Christine Maugans, Robert & Marjorie Manning, W.A. & Patricia Lloyd, PSU Chemistry Department, Mr. & Mrs. Herbert A. McKinstry||A total of $1,412 in donations from the contributors listed below were made to the municipal band in memory of Dr. L. Peter Gold, a charter member of the State College Area Municipal Band. The funds were then used to purchase sheet music for the band.|
|2001||Fred and Carol Gray||Funds to purchase an Oriental Gong|
|Edwin and Patricia Herr||Funds for purchase of Temple Blocks|
|Anonymous Couple||Funds for instruments and sheet music|
|Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence C. Pharo, Jr||Funds to Purchase a new Bass Drum|
|2000||Anonymous||Purchase of percussion Chimes|
|Dr. And Mrs. Ned C. Deihl||Funds for instruments and Sheet music|
|1999||Mr. And Mrs. Robert Manning||Funds to purchase sheet music for the band.|
|1998||Mr. And Mrs. Robert Manning||funds to purchase sheet music for the band.|
A special thanks to Woodring Florists, 145 S. Allen St., State College, for donating the carnations that are presented to each mother at the annual Mother's Day concerts.