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Wednesday, November 20, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Allentown Band at Zoellner

The Lehigh University Wind Ensemble and the Allentown Band perform, 3 p.m. Nov. 24, Baker Hall, Lehigh University Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem.

The Lehigh University Wind Ensemble is directed by David B. Diggs. The Allentown Band is conducted by Ronald Demkee.

It's said to be the first time the Allentown Band and the Wind Ensemble have performed together on stage at Lehigh.

"This concert includes the local premiere of an unpublished John Philip Sousa march from the Library of Congress titled 'Homeward Bound,'" said Diggs.

The Wind Ensemble was honored by Downbeat Magazine as the most outstanding college symphonic band in its 22nd Annual Student Music Awards.

The Allentown Band is the United States' oldest civilian concert band, having been founded in 1828.