Youngstown band, chorus will ‘Spring into Giving’

The Youngstown Area Community Concert Band and Stambaugh Chorus will team up for a “Spring into Giving” concert.

The two music ensembles do a “Holiday Concert for Giving” every December at Stambaugh Auditorium to raise money for the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley.

For Sunday’s concert, the organizations are asking supporters to donate by using a QR code that will be in the program for the concert as well as on the websites for the band (YACCB.org), the chorus (stam baughchorus.org) and Second Harvest (mahoningvalley


Donations also can be made by mailing a check to: Second Harvest Food Bank 2805 Salt Springs Road, Youngstown, Ohio 44509. Indicate on the check that it is for the Spring Into Giving concert.

Monetary donations cannot be collected within the park. No food collections will take place at this event.

The chorus and the YACCB will alternate various pieces during the two-hour program at 3 p.m. Sunday at Judge Morley Pavilion in Mill Creek MetroPark’s Wick Recreation Area, 1861 McCollum Road, Youngstown. Admission is free.

The band, conducted by Joseph Pellegrini, will open the program with “The Star-Spangled Banner,” followed by the premiere of “Mahoning Valley March.” The piece was commissioned by the band’s president and board of directors.

With help of Joseph S. Robinson, a euphonium player in the band, composer Stephen Bulla was charged with the task of writing a march for the band about the Youngstown area. Band members voted to call it “Mahoning Valley March.” and the piece will be played at every concert this summer.

“Music Of Nations” is the theme for the band’s summer program, which will feature sounds from Mexico, Spain, France, Ireland, Australia, Italy, England and Korea as well as jazz and big band music to represent the United States.

The band’s summer schedule can be found on its website.

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