The Taber Museum will host a Society Program on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm in its Community Room. The lecture "The Town Band: Repasz: Sousa" will be presented by John Hunsinger. The local history stories shared will be ones not often heard. Musical selections will punctuate the lecture, with guest soloist Lucy Henry performing a Sousa composition and the lyrics of the Repasz Band March. There will be a few surprises thrown into the program just to keep it even more interesting than it promises to be.
John L. Hunsinger is a retired educator and bandsman who has researched and lectured on local musical history. He is responsible for the installation of the permanent exhibit, "Lycoming County's Musical Heritage: The Brass Band Era". He is also the author of a biography of John Hazel, Williamsport's "Wizard Cornetist". He is a life member of the Historical Society and an active member of the Committee which oversees the maintenance of the Larue Shempp Model Train Collection.
Lucy Henry is a retired music educator, spending most of her thirty-one year career as a music teacher and choir director for the Williamsport Area School District. She is a multi-talented musician often remembered for her dulcimer, recorder and, flute music, as well as being an accomplished actress.
The museum is located at 858 West Fourth Street, Williamsport and parking is available behind the museum or on the street. For further information, please call the museum at 570.326.3326.