Mission and Goals
The Pennsylvania Lions All-State Band provides opportunities for high-school age musicians across Pennsylvania to come together for musical growth and performance experience. The ensemble encourages participants to learn more about themselves and each other through rehearsals as well as travel and touring to locations in Pennsylvania and internationally.
- The Lions All-State Band delivers an exceptional musical experience in all genres, including concert band, jazz band and marching band.
- The Lions All-State Band engages participants in a fun but challenging rehearsal period, which strengthens their musical skills both as individual players and as members of an ensemble.
- The Lions All-State Band exemplifies the motto of Lions International: “We Serve.” Through service projects, performances at hospitals and retirement homes, and other events, students communicate their love of music to people in need and learn more about helping others.
- The Lions All-State Band offers participants the chance to develop social skills by building relationships with other students from many backgrounds across Pennsylvania. Participants cultivate lasting friendships and hone their self-reliance while away from home.
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