An adult fundraiser dance will be held at the Lehighton Boys and Girls Band Hall, 197 N. Sixth St.
The event will be held from 7-10 p.m. May 21. Tickets cost $10, and will be sold at the door. The event is BYOB.
It will feature “Last Man Standing,” a local five-piece band with a seasoned female vocalist who play classic rock, oldies and country music.
The Boys and Girls Band Hall would like to host dances on a monthly or bimonthly basis, according to Henry “Hank” Long, board member, Lehighton Boys & Girls Band Hall.
“It’s a good venue,” Long said. “We did recent remodeling, new bathroom facilities.”
Long said the group hopes to bring back the excitement that once was a regular staple of the facility.
“Many people remember the youth dances from the early 1960s through the early 1990s,” he said. “This is part of an effort to recruit students with lessons of band instruments and piano.”
Alyssa Schoch, who has been director of the Lehighton Boys and Girls Band since January 2016, said the organization performs two concerts a year.
“We offer low-cost lessons, and have free loaner instruments,” Schoch said. “Scholarships are available to offset lesson costs.”
Schoch said anyone who would like to sign up for lessons may contact her at 610-377-1860, or email email@example.com.
Founded in 1910 as the Engine Company No. 2 Band, before being renamed the Boys Band in 1911, the group was incorporated as a Pennsylvania nonprofit in 1914. The band admitted girls and was renamed The Lehighton Boys and Girls Band in 1981. It received 501(c)3 nonprofit designation in 2008. The band offers low-cost music instruction by accredited teachers on all band instruments and piano. No child is turned away because of need. Scholarships are available. Lessons and activities are offered at their building at 197 N. Sixth St., Lehighton.
Long encouraged people to attend the adult fundraiser dance.
“Join us for the fun and fellowship to promote this worthy cause,” he said.