NRD Ep. 74: The Music & Traditions of the Grenadier Marching Band

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NRD Ep. 74: The Music & Traditions of the Grenadier Marching Band
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On Episode 74 of No Rain Date we’re joined by Allen Frank, who recently became the fifth director of the world-famous Liberty High School Grenadier Marching Band. Along with the high school, the band is gearing up to celebrate its centennial in 2022, beginning with the Oct. 31 Bethlehem Halloween Parade. Under director Ronald Sherry’s leadership in the 1960s the Grenadiers were styled after Britain’s famed Royal Coldstream Guard, and since then they have become a beloved, iconic symbol of the City of Bethlehem. Allen discusses the band’s storied history, the role band members play as cultural ambassadors and how COVID-19 has impacted its musicians over the past year-and-a-half. As always, Josh has a roundup of the latest local news headlines, including stories about a dine-and-dash investigation at a local restaurant, a methadone clinic burglary, Saucon Valley High School’s 2021 Homecoming Court and Halloween fun that’s just around the corner. Saucon Source sportswriter and coach, Keith Riefenstahl, has a preview of Friday night’s football game in which the Saucon Valley Panthers will battle the Bangor Area Slaters.

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