The Allentown Band, Inc.


Side by Side Concerts Online!

Each spring since 2005, The Allentown Band has presented an ambitious program with participation by advanced high school student musicians from high schools throughout the Lehigh Valley and surrounding area.

It is an honor for The Allentown Band to have these gifted high school musicians join Side-by-Side in a concert at Allentown's historic and beautiful Miller Symphony Hall. Each year, The Allentown Band also has welcomed a guest conductor and/or guest soloist to inspire the students.

Unfortunately, the planned 2020 Side-by-Side Concert was canceled because of the Covid-19 crisis. You can read about the planned program and invited guests here. On this page, we offer some selections from recent Side-by-Side concerts. All of these unreleased recordings, provided only to the performing musicians, featured our student guests.

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2014
Donald Hunsberger, conducting

Star Wars Trilogy
by John Williams
arranged by Hunsberger

2015
Ronald Demkee, conducting

Armenian Dances
by Alfred Reed

2018
Colonel Virginia Allen, conducting

Overture to CANDIDE
by Leonard Bernstein

2018
Colonel Allen, conducting

Women of the Podium
by Virginia Allen

2018
Ronald Demkee, conducting

Symphonic Dances
from West Side Story
by Leonard Bernstein

2014
Donald Hunsberger, conducting

Star Wars Trilogy
by John Williams
Arranged Donald Hunsberger

2015
Ronald Demkee, conducting

Armenian Dances
by Alfred Reed

2018
Colonel Virginia Allen, conducting

Overture to CANDIDE
by Leonard Bernstein

2018
Colonel Allen, conducting

Women of the Podium
by Virginia Allen

2018
Ronald Demkee, conducting

Symphonic Dances
from West Side Story
by Leonard Bernstein