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Like our groundhog, the Citizens Band has awoken for the season. Rehearsals have begun. If you think you might be interested in playing, please dust off your instrument and come join us.
Alumni Band circa 2016
Citizens Band circa 2016
Citizens Band circa 1912
Citizens Band's Third Season
Preparation for The Citizens Band's third season has begun. For community members interested in joining the band, please register. We will then provide instructions on practice schedules, obtaining music, etc.
The band rehearses regularly on Tuesday evenings at the Punxsutawney Middle School Band Room.
The season begins in the Spring, and ends in the month of November.
The Community Band of Punxsutawney
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.
And, to honor that tradition, our band takes the name of the band that formed in 1903 - The Citizens Band of Punxsutawney.