Congressman John Delaney

Representing the 6th District of Maryland
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Delaney Honors Rohrersville Band, Former Director

Oct 24, 2016
In The News

ROHRERSVILLE — Back in 1916, the Rohrersville Cornet Band built a small concert hall on property formerly owned by the band's founder, G. Washington McCoy.

A few years later, Richard L. Haynes was born.

This weekend, the band will mark the hall's centennial during this year's band fair. But last week, U.S. Rep. John Delaney, D-6th, dropped by to pay tribute to the band and its century-old hall — and to Haynes, who served as the band's director for 44 years and still plays in the trumpet section at age 92.

"Any organization that's been serving a community for as long as you have deserves tremendous recognition," Delaney told assembled band members and fans, "because it really is organizations like your band, like so many other community-based organizations, that keep communities together — give communities a sense of pride, create opportunities to engage their community, get to know each other and have fun, and remind us what's so great about our country."

 

Read the full story from the Hagerstown Herald-Mail here.