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Lititz in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Beck Memorial Band Shell

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2018
1. Beck Memorial Band Shell Marker
Inscription.  

Built in 1937, the "Paul E. Beck Memorial Band Shell" has hosted many musical venues and notable celebrations, including the crowning of the Queen of Candles, the highlight of the 4th of July festivities in the park since 1942.

Paul E. Beck was the organizer and maestro of the Beck Concert Band. In 1915 he was appointed the Pennsylvania State Supervisor of Music and Art. A Lititz native, Beck became quite renowned for his musical abilities, especially conducting his much loved Patriotic scores. The band shell is the centerpiece of entertainment in the Lititz Springs Park.

This marker is provided by and dedicated to the memory of
Robert "Sketch" Mearig
a collector of Lititz history, who loved Lititz Springs Park

 
Erected 2009.
 
Location. 40° 9.428′ N, 76° 18.654′ W. Marker is in Lititz, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Lititz Springs Park, 24 North Broad Street, Lititz PA 17543, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arched Bridge (a few steps from
Beck Memorial Band Shell and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2018
2. Beck Memorial Band Shell and Marker
this marker); Last Memorial Day Encampment (a few steps from this marker); Music Pavilion (within shouting distance of this marker); Springs Head-End (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul E. Beck Memorial Band Shell (within shouting distance of this marker); Round House (within shouting distance of this marker); An Icon of Lititz Springs Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Steps of Progress" (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lititz.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lititz Springs Park History. (Submitted on November 13, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. "History of Pennsylvania Music Education—Part I" mentions Paul E. Beck. (Submitted on November 13, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2018
3. Beck Memorial Band Shell
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 13, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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