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Concert Band Donates to Humane Society


posted January 23, 2018

The Pitt-Johnstown Concert Band presented the Cambria County Humane Society with a check for $1,400 on January 18, 2018, at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center.

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Jessica Vamos, executive director of the Cambria County Humane Society, accepts a check from Michael Bodolosky, Pitt-Johnstown Concert Band director, and band member students: row 2, Ben Campbell, Patrick Cadden, Tori Sterner; row 3, Kimberly Mabon, Tiah Johnson, Tyler Weakland; row 4, Joe Feith and Michael Schultz.
Photo by Kayla Carr

Funds were collected through contributions at band concert performances this past year and through a donation drive held through the month of December 2017.

The total donated to the Humane Society is the end result of those efforts.

“As with past years, we asked for donations for the Humane Society during our free fall and spring performances,” said Michael Bodolosky, executive director of the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, adjunct music instructor, and band director at Pitt-Johnstown.

“Our next concert is in April, and we will ask for donations again.”

Jessica Vamos, executive director of the Cambria County Humane Society, accepted the check from Bodolosky and Pitt-Johnstown Concert Band student representatives.

“Any amount of money is helpful to us, but the Pitt-Johnston Concert Band went above and beyond,” said Vamos. “For that, we are greatly thankful.”

Ms. Vamos noted the donation will be used primarily for supplies and that veterinarian bills are always a concern.

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown was founded in 1927 and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by the Princeton Review as a “Best in the Northeast” college, by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” and by Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization.” The distinctive combination of Pitt-Johnstown’s people, programs, and place results in exceptional performance in preparing students for career and professional success. Pitt-Johnstown is the regional leader, educating for success in the Real World.