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In recognition of the College's bicentennial celebration, the Lycoming College music department will present "1812," a Concert at Noon, on Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Lycoming alumni, students and faculty members will present a musical portrait of the United States in 1812, the year the College was founded. Selections will include patriotic songs by Williams Billings and his contemporaries, scenes from a popular musical comedy, country dances and musical imports from Europe.
Performers include Lycoming alumni Steve Hulslander and Joseph Bergen, Lycoming professor and chair of music Gary Boerckel and instructor of music Yvonne Mitchell-Sarch, and students Sara Bartholomew, Juliana Morgan, Kayla Sassaman, Tyler Wuerthner, Taylor Granger, Tracy Jo Bowers and Todd Hartsock.
Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.