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General Reynolds Cornet Band


February 1, 2008 - The Band sounds off to support Lancaster's American Spirit Parade. The following letter appeared in the Lancaster New Era newspaper on this date:
 

"To the Editor:

This letter is in response to an article in the New Era dated January 19 concerning the American Spirit Parade scheduled for April 26 of this year in Lancaster. Apparently the parade is in jeopardy as the result of a shortage of funds. The organizers have stated that 'The thing with parades nowadays is bands don't just show up for the fun of it. You have to pay them.' In reference to that statement, I would like to say, on behalf of the General Reynolds Cornet Band of Conestoga, a community band, that The General Reynolds Cornet Band would be happy to participate in the parade without payment. The Band, a reorganization of a historic band which existed between 1867 and 1950 has been reestablished to provide the enjoyment of a band to the community and to provide fun and enjoyment for those who play in the band. The band has certain expenses, which are customarily covered through donations to the band, but for a patriotic parade such as the proposed one, we will gladly play free of charge and enjoy every minute of it.

General Reynolds Cornet Band
Jack L. McSherry, Jr."
 

January, 2008 - Band Council election results are announced. For 2007 the Band Council will be Ted Irwin, Brian Knisely, Jack McSherry, Shawn McSherry, and Stanley Weidman.

February 3, 2007 - Band Council election results are announced. For 2007 the Band Council will be Ted Irwin, Christina McSherry, Jack McSherry, Stanley Weidman, and Jessi Wolford.

October 28, 2006 - The General Reynolds Cornet Band takes second place in the Millersville Community Parade (out of eight bands) with its rendition of  "Alexander's Ragtime Band!!" Congratulations!

January 17, 2006 - Band Council officers have been chosen. For 2006 the Band Council president will be Jack McSherry, Jr., and Band Council treasurer will again be Ted Irwin.

January 8, 2006 - Fifth Band Council member chosen. Joel Jackle will join the Band Council.

December 28, 2005 - Four of the Five Band Council members were chosen: Ted Irwin, Jack McSherry, Jr., Justin McSherry and Stan Weidman. A run-off will be held between the two people who were tied for the five position!

December 27, 2005 - Election process for Band Council Member closes.

December 6, 2005 - Election process commenced for Band Council Members for 2006.

November 23, 2005 - The General Reynolds Cornet Band Website was launched.

November 12-13, 2005 - Six members of the General Reynolds Cornet Band took part in the filming of a Spanish American War documentary for the History Channel. The documentary, filmed by NFL Films will be premiered in late 2006. Five  band members played the parts of naval crewman, including Jesse Bender, Jack McSherry Jr., Justin McSherry, Patrick McSherry, Shawn McSherry. Playing the aprt of a civilian and working with the prop manager was band member Christina McSherry.

October 20, 2005 - Nominations for Band Council for 2006 were opened.


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