The marches of John Philip Sousa are coming back to Yardley for the 19th annual concert at the Yardley Community Centre, 64 S. Main Street in Yardley. The performance by the legendary Blawenburg Band will feature Sousa’s marches, along with various wartime ballads and other patriotic songs. Some 55 musicians will fill the stage for the concert which begins at 4:00pm.
The band is led by Dr. Jerry Rife, chairman of the Rider College music department. His spirited direction and his anecdotal interjections have long amused and entertained his audiences. The band has been featured on PBS with a special, “If You Knew Sousa,” who is well-known as “The March King.”