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Ron Demkee discusses his early life with music and playing the tuba, K-12 education, career as a music teacher, and joining and becoming the director of the Allentown Band. Ron also discusses the youth outreach programs, as well as the evolution of…

George Kirchner discusses his early life with music, K-12 education, music involvement, time spent in the Allentown Band, and music as an avocation.

Ezra Wenner discusses his early life with music, K-12 education, playing the trombone, music involvement and joining the band; evolution from all-male to male and female members, and youth outreach.

Susan Wagner-Hartney discusses her early life with music, K-12 education, playing the piano and flute, music involvement and
joining the Allentown Band. Susan also spoke about the demographics of Band members over time and the youth outreach…

Beth McElroy discusses how she became interested in music, her school and professional career as a musician, her involvement with the Allentown Band as a percussionist, how music affected the trajectory of her life, her advice to beginning musicians,…

Kara discusses her early interests in music and her music career, how she got involved with the Allentown Band, her insights and thoughts on the Band's future, and her advice for beginning musicians.

Caitlin Heckman discusses her interests in music, playing the trombone, and her overall experiences and impressions of involvement with the Allentown Band. She described memorable moments with the Band as well as her thoughts on the future of the…

Nathan Kline, a native of Allentown, attended Muhlenberg College before distinguishing himself, at the tender age of 17 as an Air Force bombardier/navigator flying missions in the European Theatre of Operations. In this interview, he recounts his…

A high school graduate, William Fritz, determined to become a doctor, applied for and was accepted into the Navy V-12 program. Hailing from Appleton, Wisconsin, Fritz began his first Navy assignment as a pre-med student at Muhlenberg College in…

Richard E. Meyer grew up in Quincy, Illinois and, following high school graduation, applied for and was accepted into the Navy V-12 program at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. A member of the first cohort which began in July 1943, Meyer…
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