Former Shikellamy band director to be honored

NORTHUMBERLAND – A big night is coming for a former Shikellamy band director. A celebration and roast is planned for Friday, November 10 to honor legendary Shikellamy Marching Braves Band Director Denny Schnader.

Mike Ferlazzo, event organizer, says Schnader will be inducted into the Calvalcade of Bands Hall of Fame Saturday, November 11 at HersheyPark Stadium during the 58th annual championships. The celebration and roast will be held at Front Street Station in Northumberland .

Schnader directed the Shikellamy Band for 29 years from 1968-1997. He guided the Marching Braves to unprecedented success among high school bands in Pennsylvania, including capturing five Cavalcade of Bands championships. You can hear more about this on an upcoming edition of WKOK Sunrise. Ticket information at WKOK.com (Matt Catrillo)

Tickets are $15 and include a light buffet. There will also be a cash bar.

Ticket pre-sale is required. Send your name, address and a check or money order to DeWire DeSign, 427 Jefferson Street, Northumberland 17857. You can also call 570-374-6253 for credit between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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