|Kiski Area Bands|
Proceeds Benefit the Kiski Area Band Program
March 23, 2017 – The Kiski Area Bands from Vandergrift, Pa. will host the 4th Annual Wine Tasting Event benefiting the Kiski Area Bands programs. The wine tasting will be held at the Lingrow Farm, 2330 Forks Church Road, Leechburg, PA 15656 on Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. till 5:00 p.m. Murphy’s Music Center Big Band will provide the entertainment and Twisted Thistle of Leechburg will cater the event. In addition to the wine tasting, a silent auction, wine pull and a basket raffle will be offered. Reserved seats are $40 per person or $310 for a reserved table of eight. Seating is limited. Must be 21 years of age or older to purchase a ticket and to join the event. Visit www.kiskibands.org for complete details.
“We’ve had tremendous success with the wine tasting event and as requested by past participants, we’re hosting it again for our fourth year” said Jennifer Giordano, Vice President of Ways & Means for the Kiski Area Instrumental Boosters. “The best part of the event is supporting Kiski Bands.”
Since its inception, Lingrow Farm has blossomed into a thriving, one-of-a-kind destination venue. Linda Alworth, creator of Lingrow Farm, Inc. is an experienced preservationist, landscaper, event coordinator, and small business owner. In 2004, Linda purchased a run-down, horse farm in Leechburg, PA, and transformed the property into a premiere event center. Lingrow Farm is open year round.
“You don’t need to be a wine aficionados to enjoy a Sunday afternoon with friends and family. Just show up ready to relax and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere,” said Giordano. “We provide everything you need for the event, including a take home wine glass.”
For more information on the Kiski Area Bands, including a list of events, concerts and competitions, visit www.kiskibands.org.
About the Kiski Area Band Program
The Kiski Area Band Program is a part of the Kiski Area School District of Vandergrift, PA, about 35 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, and consists of highly successful performance groups, including the Kiski Area Marching Band, Cavalier Percussion Ensemble, Winter Guard Ensembles, Concert Bands, and Jazz Ensembles. The Kiski Area Band Program is led by Band Directors Robert Traugh, Chad Heiny, and Shawn Pityk and is comprised of students from the Kiski Area School District. The Kiski Area School District was named one of the 2016 Best Communities in the U.S. for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation.
KAIB (Kiski Area Instrumental Boosters)
P.O. Box 124
Vandergrift, PA 15690
Unfortunately, due to lack of interest, we have to cancel this event. Those of you that have already purchased your ticket, Kiski Bands will be sending you a refund check. Thank you for trying to support the kids!! Please keep checking the website and social media for other fundraising opportunities to help support the Kiski Bands.
Join us on Sunday, April 2, from 2-5 pm for our 4th annual TASTE of KISKI event! You can reserve your tickets online by clicking HERE!!
The Chris Jamison concert event has been canceled. If you already bought tickets, your money will be refunded very soon. We apologize for the inconvenience and thanks to those who had purchased tickets up front!
Nick Ursiny, a Kiski Band Member Passed Away In Tragic Accident
December 14, 2016 – The Kiski Area Bands from Vandergrift, Pa. need help to complete their goal of raising $5,000 to commission a new piece of music composition in memory of Nicholas Ursiny, a Kiski Area Band student who tragically passed away in June. Thanks to generous donations, the Kiski Area Bands have raised approximately $3,500 and is asking to help close the gap for this unique memorial. Donations may be issued to KAIB (Kiski Area Instrumental Boosters) www.kiskibands.org/contact.
Nicholas Ursiny, a student at the Kiski Area High School, was going into his sophomore year. He was a member of the horn/mellophone section in the Kiski Area Bands and played French horn in the concert bands before a tragic accident claimed his life this past June. To keep the spirit of Nicholas alive, the Kiski Marching Band student leadership worked with directors, Robert Traugh, Chad Heiny and Shawn Pityk, to develop the idea of honoring Nicholas through a piece of commissioned music.
“This project is simple and heartfelt, offering the opportunity for all who were shocked by this tragedy to create a lasting memorial through music to a life lost too soon.” said Robert Traugh, Band Director of the Kiski Area Bands. “Nick was a valuable part of our organization and was truly missed this past season.”
Donations from friends, family, students and faculty have been gratefully received. Neighboring bands, Norwin, Gateway, Connellsville, Highlands and Mars, have paid their respects and generously donated to the Nicholas Ursiny Memorial Commission.
“The band is a close-knit community of passionate and talented individuals. While we compete against each other; we’re all family and we fully support each other.” Traugh replied. “We’ve been blessed with many donations and we hope to begin the process for this musical tribute and engage a composer soon.”
Information on the commissioned composer will be available as soon as the completed funds are available. Members of the Kiski Area Bands will premiere the piece of music in concert, open to the public.
For more information on the Kiski Area Bands including a list of events, concerts and competitions visit www.kiskibands.org.
About Kiski Area Bands
Kiski Area Bands, apart of the Kiski Area School District is from Vandergrift, Pa., about 35 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, Pa. Kiski Area Bands is a student organization lead by Band Directors Robert Traugh, Chad Heiny and Shawn Pityk and is comprised of students from grades five through twelve. The Kiski Area Marching Band is a division of the Kiski Area Bands consisting of students from grades ninth through twelfth.
KAIB (Kiski Area Instrumental Boosters)
P.O. Box 124
Vandergrift, PA 15690
Join us on October 2, 2016 for our annual car cruise! For all details click HERE!!!!
Thank you to our local business sponsors for our dinner and Spin-A-Thon on Saturday, April 2nd. We appreciate the generous support we have received! Here's a list of our wonderful sponsors:
Sysco Foodservice, Paragon Foods, Curtze Food Service, Slickville Auto Body and Truck Panels, Just Dance by Justine Albert and JD Fitness, The Rivers Edge Canoe and Kayak, Avon- Beth Knarr, Jamberry Nails- Maria Maher, Therapy in Motion, Five Starr Catering, Great Pines Nursery, Hammill's Towing, Thompson Citgo Repair, Tony's Doghouse, Murphy's Music Center, Wayne Bergeron, Feiling's Farm Market, Tees N Tops, Allstate - Ken Gress, Pizza Hut, Tender Care Grooming, GoldDealer.com, Advanced Auto Parts, Fashions Ahead, Auto Zone, Venango Awning, Arby's, Dairy Queen, Hope Shick's Hair Salon, Kiski Plaza, Garden Center, Olympia Sports, Giant Eagle, Community Market, Eat N Park, McDonald's-Hyde Park, McDonald's- Delmont, Exton Mower Service, MM Elizabeth Photography, Small World Daycare, Picture Perfect Hair Studio, Pershing Heights Salon, Lenny's Auto Body, Chip's Stove Shop, Hourglass Photo, Creekside Diner, Hill Crest Hair, Moonlight Inn, Unifirst-Jim Davis/Lou Garbin
We are grateful to our 2016 Taste of Kiski Gold Level Sponsors:
Murphy’s Music Center
The Ruskin Group
Don’t miss this fun afternoon at beautiful Lingrow Farm, Leechburg, PA to benefit the Kiski Area Instrumental Boosters! Live jazz (Murphy’s Big Band), delicious food from Twisted Thistle, baskets, silent auction, wine pull….and of course, great wine! Sunday, April 17, 2 – 5 p.m.(Tickets Sales have now CLOSED!)