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Twin Tiers Community Band Closes Out Olean Summer Concert Series

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Diane Smith, director of the Twin Tiers Community Band, introduces a song during Thursday evening's concert in Olean's Lincoln Park. Credits: Richard Lee
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OLEAN, NY – The Twin Tiers Community Band closed out the City of Olean’s Summer Concert Series Thursday with a performance that included showtunes, pop classics and patriotic standards.

Led by Diane Smith, the band played for nearly 90 minutes on a chilly August evening. About 60 people attended the show.

The group is a concert band comprised of about 30 musicians; some are school age and others are senior citizens. The band performs at community gatherings and charitable functions throughout the Southwestern New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania.

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The city’s summer concert series began on June 22 and featured performers every Thursday evening. The lineup included the Allegany Alumni & Friends Band, Coyote Moon, Crusin, Dave Dorson, the Kokomo Time Band, the Larry Lewicki Band, the LTM Trio, the Olean Blues Brothers & Generations and Toucan Jam.

All concerts took place in Lincoln Park at the corner of State and Union streets.

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