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Stambaugh Youth Concert Band receives $10,000 donation

Seventy-eight young musicians from 28 high schools in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys are participating in the band this school year.
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Members of the Monday Musical Club Fund distribution committee, front row from left, Dr. Brandt Payne, JoAnn Stock and Barbara Tinkham; and back row from left, Tyler Husosky, Jeannie Peskin, Cindy Miller and Jane J. Evans, present a $10,000 donation to the Stambaugh Youth Concert Band. (Contributed photo)

YOUNGSTOWN — The Monday Musical Club Fund of The Youngstown Foundation has awarded a $10,000 donation to the Stambaugh Youth Concert Band to help underwrite the 2019-20 season.

Seventy-eight young musicians from 28 high schools in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys have been selected to participate in the Stambaugh Youth Concert Band for the 2019-20 school year.

“Not only does participation in the Stambaugh Youth Concert Band expand their musical knowledge and skills, but it also helps to instill in the students the importance of hard work, integrity, work ethic, teamwork and discipline,” JoAnn Stock, chief development officer at Stambaugh Auditorium, said in a news release.

Under the leadership of directors Brand Payne and Tyler Husosky, the Stambaugh Youth Concert Band has begun weekly rehearsals and will open the 2019-20 season with its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Stambaugh Auditorium concert hall. 

Tickets are available online at www.stambaughauditorium.com or by calling the Florence and Ward Beecher Box Office at Stambaugh Auditorium at 330-259-0555.

Founded in 2001, the Stambaugh Youth Concert Band provides music education and performance opportunities to a select group of young musicians. The program not only provides the students with an opportunity to expand their musical knowledge and expertise, but it also provides them with the opportunity to meet and work with like-minded peers from other schools and communities throughout the region.