One of the big events on our schedule for any international tour is playing for the reception for the Pennsylvania Lions' delegation. Both the concert band and the jazz ensemble played.
The event was well attended, with lots of special VIP guests. We even had a few guest conductors for the band!
The crowd was great, and really got into the music - we even had some dancing during Can't Help Falling in Love.
The big finale was, of course, the Pennsylvania Polka - and again, we had some couples polka-ing around the dance floor!
Bonnie McCutcheon is the wife of Dr. Russell McCutcheon, Musical Director of the Lions PA All-State Band. She teaches history at Wilson College in Chambersburg PA, is an active member of the Gettysburg Lions Club, and volunteers with the Girl Scouts.