Well, it’s about time we ALL get together. You all spent many years making and sharing your love of music at Conemaugh Township and it is time to get together and do it again!
Mari Grace and I would like this to be a twofold event. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2016 and I personally experienced the love, kindness, and thoughtfulness of our Conemaugh Township Community. Their support certainly was an uplifting force in helping me through my journey. That being said it is my turn to make a difference in our community.
The Cast and crew of the 2017 musical, “Annie Get Your Gun” generously collected and gave as director gifts for all of us, a sum of money to be donated to the cause of my choice. As a result, I have decided there was no better way to continue these musician's generosity than to start our own fund called the “Music Makes Us Stronger Fund” and support our students at Conemaugh Township, music alumni, music alumni’s children, or the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association’s District 6 (Somerset, Cambria, Blair and Bedford counties) who may be battling cancer. Each year I would like the Conemaugh Township Music Department to hold a fundraiser and donate designated proceeds to an individual/family who needs assistance. We will be kicking off our first event Nov. 22 at the high school with a music department concert reunion, featuring alumni from the marching band and colorguard, musical, concert band, jazz band and concert choir. You spent many years making music, building friendships, and creating life-long memories. What better way to share your love of music, friendship, and good-heartedness, by helping our community of fellow musicians. In addition to the concert, we will include a silent auction, raffles, and other opportunities to make donations.
So….let’s kick off our First Conemaugh Township Music Department Reunion and turn it into a fundraiser for the “Music Makes Us Stronger Fund”.
Past directors who will be in attendance – Jim Carr, Wanda Kingera, Mike Andolina, Tim Baacke, Sharon Wissinger, and Rebecca Wojtasek Showalter.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Conemaugh Township High School
4:00 - 5:00 Registration
5:00 - 6:15 Concert Rehearsal
6:15 - 7:00 Reception
7:30 - Alumni Concert
There will be a post-concert gathering at The Crow's Nest.
We anticipate that we'll have alumni come from the Class of 1938 to the Class of 2017!
Concert dress will be either the dri-fit polo which you can purchase here on this site, or your own concert black dress shirt. "Black on the bottom!"
You may order a dri-fit short sleeve black polo shirt with "Conemaugh Township Music Department Alumni" embroidered on the upper left front for $30 at checkout. This is available in both regular and ladies' fit.
We are also selling "Conemaugh Township Alumni" shirts for $10 for all Township Alumni.