Summer music and activities in Aberdeen

Summer concerts are in full swing at Festival Park in Aberdeen.

Tuesday evenings, from 7 to 8 p.m., have brought a relaxing atmosphere and good music for listening pleasure ever since the 1990s. Many can remember Chuck Baker's Orchestra in those early days.

It's a good time to bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the cool breezes on the park. Refreshments are available for purchase from the Eastern Star. In the event of evening rain, the concert will be held at the Aberdeen Middle School, 111 Mount Royal Ave.

Coming up on July 8 is Across the Track Bluegrass. On July 15, Eileen Chaffe will perform. Then on July 22, the Chuck Baker Orchestra will bring its usual good tunes from yesteryear. On July 29, No Pro Bono will entertain once again this year.

August starts off on Tuesday the 5th with the Paul Howshall Trio. On Aug. 12, the Bay Country Gentlemen will bring their usual good barbershop music to the park.

What a good way to enjoy Tuesday evenings! Meet friends there!

Summer is also time for school reunions.

The Aberdeen High School Class of 1969 held its 45th reunion at the Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood on June 20. Classmates came together to renew old friendships and have fun.

The attendees held a raffle with the proceeds going to the Aberdeen High School Marching Band. Some of the members of that band performed that Friday evening.

The Class of 1969 always fondly remembers their school days at AHS and its teachers. Chuck Baker and James King of the music department of AHS were among their favorites.

The State of Mind Band was also there to play for the evening. The members are from the AHS Classes of 1967 and 1968. Bill Sissom, Bruce Chapman, Paul Ross, Harold Baker, Howard Latham and Jeff Fiehler played for the event.

Proceeds from the State of Mind Band's sales will also be donated to the Aberdeen High School Marching Band.

A special United States flag that flew over the Capitol in Washington, D.C., in honor of the Class of 1969's deceased classmates, was presented at the reunion. This flag will be on permanent display at the Aberdeen Room Museum in the Aberdeen High School "School Corner" at 18 Howard St..

To conclude the reunion, the Class of 1969 held a picnic at Susquehanna State Park.

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