The jazz combo of the U.S. Army Reserve 78th Army Band played on the beach Thursday in Avalon NJ. Its Sanatoga concert was canceled due to poor weather
SANATOGA PA – Stormy weather in Sanatoga proved to be too much of an enemy, even for the talents and skills of the some of the world’s finest soldiers.
The U.S. Army Reserve’s 78th Army Band, based in Fort Dix NJ, tried its best to perform Wednesday night (July 23, 2014) as the well promoted centerpiece of Lower Pottsgrove’s summer concert series. It couldn’t compete, however, with the thunder, lightning and pouring rain that beat down on the Sanatoga Park band shell stage at around 7, when its show was scheduled to begin.
The performance was canceled, township Manager Ed Wagner said, despite the fervent hopes of music lovers who patiently waited in nearby cars. Until the storm overpowered them, some members of the band even serenaded the vehicle-bound audience with an acoustic instrument set, Wagner said.
The band works on a tight timetable, and so moved on to play Thursday at noon in Avalon NJ and tonight (Friday) in Rehoboth Beach DE.
Wagner said there is a slight chance of rescheduling the band at Sanatoga Park during August.
Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ July 24 meeting):
Photo from the 78th Army Band