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Welcome to Youngstown Area Community Concert Band

Welcome to Youngstown Area Community Concert Band

Welcome to Youngstown Area Community Concert BandWelcome to Youngstown Area Community Concert Band

Our Annual Concert of Giving

The beginnings of a holiday tradition

The "Holiday Concert Of Giving" was started by Joseph Pellegrini in 1999 when he was both the conductor of the Youngstown Area Community Concert Band and the Austintown-Fitch Jazz Ensemble.  Both groups performed at Fitch High School and this concert continued until 2008, when Mr. Pellegrini retired from Austintown Schools.  In 2010 the YACCB was given a grant by the City Of Youngstown to perform a concert at the DeYor Center.  Attending the concert was a friend of Mr. and Mrs. Pellegrini, Dr. Barb Modic, who was the president of the Stambaugh Chorus.  Shortly after that concert a meeting was held and it was decided that the two volunteer groups would present this benefit concert annually.  In 2011 the partnership began between the Stambaugh Chorus, conducted by Dr. Hae-Jong Lee and the YACCB, conducted by Joseph Pellegrini, to raise money for the Second Harvest Food Bank.  


This partnership from 2011 through 2018 has raised nearly $33,000.  Our 9th annual "Holiday Concert of Giving” in 2019 broke records both in attendance and money collected for the Second Harvest Food Bank. The audience was very supportive in their overwhelming display of appreciation of the music presented by the Stambaugh Chorus and YACCB and in their donation of close to $11,000.00;  $5,000 of this was a special donation given by Edward and Candie DeBartolo. 


When you add in the amount from 1999 to 2008, plus the 2010 concert, the "Holiday Concert Of Giving" has raised approximately $48,800.  This translates into $536,800 worth of food that the Second Harvest has been able to purchase and distribute to the needy of the Mahoning Valley.  Mr. Mike Iberis said it best to Mr. Pellegrini last year,  “Your vision has created an event that now ranks as one of the finest community offerings in our area."   


We thank the people of the Mahoning Valley who support this event with their generosity and the performing groups for providing all who attend a wonderful holiday experience.


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Our Venues and Concert Dates

Mercer County Courthouse Concert in August, 2019

2019 Concert Schedule

04/11/19 SMARTS Community Art School, Youngstown, OH

06/13/19 Copeland Oaks, Sebring, OH

06/21/19 WIndsor House Omni West, Youngstown, OH

07/13/19 YSU Festival of the Arts, Youngstown, OH

07/14/19 Mastropietro Winery, Berlin Center, OH

07/18/19 Ohio Living Park Vista, Youngstown, OH

07/27/19 Boardman Park, Boardman, OH

07/28/19 Boardman Park with Friends, Boardman, OH

08/01/19 Masternick Memorial Healthcare, New Middleton, OH

08/02/19 Mercer County Courthouse, Mercer PA

11/03/19 St. Patrick’s Church, Youngstown, OH

11/23/19 Ohio Living Park Vista, Youngstown, OH

12/07/19 St. Luke Parish, Youngstown, OH

12/15/19 Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown, OH

12/19/19 Eastwood Mall, Niles, OH

St. Patrick Church in March, 2018

2018 Concert Schedule

03/14/18  St. Patrick Church, Youngstown, OH
06/07/18  Omni Assisted Living, Youngstown, OH
06/14/18  Copeland Oaks, Sebring, OH
06/19/18  Ohio Living Park Vista, Youngstown, OH
07/04/18  Morley Pavilion, Youngstown, OH
07/07/18  YSU Arts Festival, Youngstown, OH
07/15/18  Mastropietro Winery, Berlin Center, OH
07/19/18  Windsor House, New Middleton, OH
07/24/18  Austintown Park,  Austintown, OH

07/26/18  Boardman Park, Boardman, OH

07/29/18 Boardman Park & Friends, Boardman, OH
08/03/18  Mercer County Courthouse, Mercer, PA
08/12/18  St. Angela Merisi Parish, Youngstown, OH  

12/01/18 Ohio Living Park Vista, Youngstown, OH
12/03/18  YMCA, Boardman, OH
12/08/18  St. Luke Parish, Boardman, OH
12/16/18  Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown, OH

Mastropietro Winery in July 2017

2017 Concert Schedule

05/21/17  St. Luke Parish, Boardman, OH
06/08/17  Omni Assisted Living, Youngstown, OH
06/13/17  Austintown Park, Austintown, OH
06/22/17  Ohio Living Park Vista, Youngstown, OH
06/28/17  Morley Pavilion, Youngstown, OH
06/29/17  Copeland Oaks, Sebring, OH
07/08/17  YSU Arts Festival, Youngstown, OH
07/09/17  Mastropietro Winery, Berlin Center, OH
07/13/17  Boardman Park, Boardman, OH
07/30/17  Boardman Park & Friends, Boardman, OH
08/04/17  Mercer County Courthouse, Mercer, PA
12/02/17  St. Luke Parish, Boardman, OH
12/03/17  Barnes & Noble, Boardman, OH
12/07/17  Eastwood Mall, Niles, OH
12/16/17  Ohio Living Park Vista, Youngstown, OH
12/17/17  Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown, OH

ACB Convention in March, 2016 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial, PIttsburgh, PA

2016 Concert Schedule

03/31/16   ACB Convention, Pittsburgh, PA

05/15/16  St. Luke Parish, Boardman, OH

06/08/16  Omni West, Youngstown, OH

06/14/16  Austintown Park, Austintown, OH

06/22/16  Buhl Park, Sharon, PA

06/30/16  Mauthe Park, Struthers, OH

07/07/16  Austin Woods, Austintown, OH

07/09/16  YSU Art Festival, Youngstown, OH

07/12/16  Park Vista, Youngstown, OH

07/14/16  Boardman Park, Boardman, OH

07/21/16  Copeland Oaks, Sebring, OH

07/28/16  Mastropietro Winery, Berlin Center, OH

07/31/16  Boardman Park, Boardman, OH

08/05/16  Mercer County Courthouse, Mercer, PA

10/02/16  St. Patrick Church, Youngstown, OH

12/03/16  St. Luke Parish, Boardman, OH

12/04/16  Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Boardman, OH

12/07/16  YMCA, Boardman, OH

12/11/16  Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown, OH

12/14/16  Austin Woods, Austintown, OH

12/17/16  Park Vista, Youngstown, OH

Three Rivers Festival, Pittsburgh, PA 2015

2015 Concert Schedule

04/25/15   Three Rivers Band Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
05/17/15   St. Luke Parish, Boardman, OH
06/04/15   Omni Assisted Living,  Youngstown, OH
06/07/15   Firestone Park, Columbiana, OH
06/16/15   Austintown Park, Austintown, OH
06/25/15   Austin Woods, Austintown, OH
07/01/15   Morley Pavilion, Youngstown, OH
07/05/15   Arts Crafts & Food Festival, Ellwood City, PA
07/11/15   YSU Art Festival, Youngstown, OH
07/23/15   Copeland Oaks, Sebring, OH
07/26/15   Boardman Park, Boardman, OH
07/31/15   Mercer County Courthouse, Mercer, PA
09/27/15   St. Michael Parish, Canfield, OH
11/28/15   St. Luke Parish, Boardman, OH
12/08/15   Austin Woods, Austintown, OH
12/13/15   Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown, OH

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2014 Concert Schedule

05/18/14   St. Luke Parish, Boardman, OH
06/12/14   Copeland Oaks, Sebring, OH
06/17/14   Austintown Park, Austintown, OH
07/02/14   Morley Pavilion, Youngstown, OH
07/04/14   Scrappers Ball Field, Niles, OH
07/06/14   Arts Crafts & Food Festival, Ellwood City, PA
07/12/14   YSU Arts Festival, Youngstown, OH
07/16/14   Buhl Park, Sharon, PA
07/27/14   Boardman Park, Boardman, OH
08/01/14   Mercer County Courthouse, Mercer, PA
08/10/14   Firestone Park, Columbiana, OH
09/28/14   St. Michael Parish, Canfield, OH
11/29/14   St. Luke Parish, Boardman, OH
12/06/14   Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown, OH
12/07/14   St. Patrick Church, Youngstown, OH
12/11/14   Eastwood Mall, Niles, OH

12/15/14   YMCA, Boardman, OH

Scrappers Ball Field, Niles, OH 2013

2013 Concert Schedule

04/27/13   DeYor Center for the Arts, Youngstown, OH
05/19/13   Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown, OH
06/09/13   Firestone Park, Columbiana, OH
06/13/13   Copeland Oaks, Sebring, OH
06/30/13   Arts Crafts & Food Festival, Ellwood City, PA
07/07/13   Buhl Park, Sharon, PA
07/13/13   Scrappers Ball Field, Niles, OH
07/13/13   YSU Arts Festival, Youngstown, OH
07/16/13   Austintown Park, Austintown, OH
07/21/13   Boardman Park, Boardman, OH
08/02/13   Mercer County Courthouse, Mercer, PA
11/30/13   St. Luke Parish, Boardman, OH
12/15/13   Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown, OH
12/19/13   Eastwood Mall, Niles, OH

St. Luke Parish in Boardman 2012

2012 Concert Schedule

03/31/12   Barnes & Noble, Boardman, OH
04/14/12   Three Rivers Band Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
04/28/12   Crestview High School, Columbiana, OH
05/20/12   St. Luke Parish, Boardman, OH
06/10/12   Firestone Park, Columbiana, OH
06/14/12   Copeland Oaks, Sebring, OH
06/24/12   Buhl Park, Sharon, PA
07/01/12   Arts Crafts & Food Festival, Ellwood City, PA
07/04/12   Morley Pavilion, Youngstown, OH
07/07/12   YSU Arts Festival, Youngstown, OH
07/17/12   Austinstown Park, Austintown, OH
07/29/12   Boardman Park, Boardman, OH
08/03/12   Mercer County Courthouse, Mercer, PA
12/01/12   St. Luke Parish, Boardman, OH
12/02/12   Barnes & Noble, Boardman, OH
12/09/12   Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown, OH

12/13/12   Eastwood Mall, Niles, OH

Boardman Park with Friends Somerset Community Band 2011

2011 Concert Schedule

04/16/11   Barnes & Noble, Boardman, OH
05/22/11   St. Luke Parish, Boardman, OH
06/26/11   Buhl Park, Sharon, PA
07/03/11   Arts Crafts & Food Festival, Ellwood City, PA
07/09/11   YSU Arts Festival, Youngstown, OH
07/14/11   Glenellen Senior Living, Boardman, OH
07/19/11   Austintown Park, Austintown, OH
07/26/11   Copeland Oaks, Sebring, OH
07/31/11   Italian Festival, Youngstown, OH
08/05/11   Mercer County Courthouse, Mercer, PA
08/14/11   Boardman Park, Boardman, OH
11/06/11   St. Patrick Church, Youngstown, OH
11/17/11   Copeland Oaks, Sebring, OH
11/26/11   St. Luke Parish, Boardman, OH
12/02/11   Eastwood Mall, Niles, OH
12/10/11   Barnes & Noble, Boardman, OH

12/11/11   Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown, OH

Our Friends in the Park Concerts

Boardman Park Sign

Each year we invite a community band to join us at Maag Theatre in  Boardman Park.  Each of us plays a portion of the concert and on some occasions we have played a combined selection.

After our concert, we provide a picnic for our guests.  We have met so many wonderful musicians and enjoyed sharing our love of performing band  music. 

Friends in the Park Photo

2008-07-26  Somerset  County Community Band, Somerset, PA
2009-06-28  Kettering Civic Band, Kettering, OH
2010-06-13  Ashtabula Brass Band, Ashtabula, OH
2011-08-14  Western Reserve Community Band, Hudson, OH
2012-07-29  Mercer Community Band, Mercer, PA
2013-07-21  Jeannette Community Band, Jeannette, PA
2014-07-27  Salem Quaker City Band, Salem, OH
2015-07-26  Tri-State Community Band, Steubenville, OH
2016-07-31  Cortland Community Band, Cortland, OH
2017-07-30  Canfield Community Concert Band, Canfield, OH
2018-07-29  Shenango Valley Concert Band, Hermitage, PA*
*Due to the Shenango Valley Concert Band Director's family emergency, this band was not able to perform.  YACCB continued the concert alone.
2019-07-28  Jeannette Community Band, Jeannette, PA