Among the celebrations deferred when COVID-19 struck in 2020 was the 100th anniversary of the founding of Lebanon High School’s band program.

Now, in 2023, the LHS Band is getting the attention it deserves with a special public display.

According to a Facebook post made by Sherie Strohman, author and compiler of “One Hundred Years: A History of The Lebanon High School Band,” the Lebanon County Historical Society has set up a display focused on the LHS Band and its history in its front two rooms.

As Strohman put it, “[The 100-year anniversary] was in 2020 but COVID shut us down so we decided to wait and do it again.”

Strohman is a LCHS member, music teacher, and alumnus of Lebanon High School and its band. Her book catalogs 100 years of the band program, including state competition wins, unique performances, and other information detailing the “Marching Cedars.”

The display is free to all visitors to the society, located at 924 Cumberland St. in Lebanon. The booklet written by Strohman is on sale at the LCHS gift shop for $5.

Interested visitors may also choose to tour the entire LCHS building or conduct research in the archives for a small fee. The building is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A 100-year anniversary concert has also been rescheduled for the spring. The concert will take place on Sunday, May 21, at 3:00 p.m. in the Starr Auditorium of Lebanon High School. Alumni interested in performing at the concert, which will also feature current students, can signup here or contact Colin McGrory with any questions by emailing or by calling (717) 273-9391, extension 1130.

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Joshua Groh

Josh Groh is a Cornwall native and writer who began reporting for LebTown in 2019. He continued to regularly contribute to LebTown while earning a degree in environmental science at Lebanon Valley College, graduating in 2021. Since then, he has lead conservation crews in Colorado and taken on additional...


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