American Legion John Jacob Fisher Post 62
The Community Band of Punxsutanwey
The borough of Punxsutawney has a long history with community bands. Some Punxsutawney residents joined the band of the Wildcat Regiment to fight in the Civil War. And, there have been a number of bands that were formed, flourished and disbanded since.
A partial list of Punxsutawney Bands, that were in existence before 1900 include the Punxsutawney Band, the Punxsutawney Silver Cornet Band, Lindsey Brass Band, Punxsutawney Martial Band, Keystone Band, Boy's Band, Marchand Band, Big Run Band, and the Walston Band.
Brookville, Reynoldsville, Canoe Creek, Mahaffey, Falls Creek, Luthersburg, Cool Spring, Knoxdale, Brockwayville, Ridge, Mountain City, Paradise, DuBois, Perrysville, and Rathmel all had bands that would visit Punxsutawney in the 19th Century.
And, to honor that tradition, our new band will take the name of a band that was formed in 1903 - The Citizens Band of Punxsutawney.
We hope to use this WEB site as a means of keeping band members and the community at large informed on our efforts and activities. As soon as an initial practice date is set, it will be posted. And, any folks who are interested, should contact us so that we all can plan accordingly.
Practices will be held in the Punxsutawney Middle School Band room on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00pm.