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Ticonderoga Festival Guild releases 2014 schedule

Programs have historic theme

The Ticonderoga Community Band will perform Aug. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus pavilion as part of 2014 Ti Festival Guild season.

The Ticonderoga Community Band will perform Aug. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus pavilion as part of 2014 Ti Festival Guild season. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— The Ticonderoga Festival Guild has released its 2014 schedule with an eye on history.

The arts group has planned its events to coincide with the community’s “Ticonderoga, the First 250 Years” celebration being held this summer.

The schedule includes an Arts Trek appearance by Paul Revere, “Songs of the American Revolution” and a patriotic brass band concert.

“History will come alive when Ticonderoga celebrates its first 250 years this summer,” Cathie Burdick, guild director, said. “Arts Trek will reflect some of this history as well, presenting Rachel Revere, with a cameo appearance by Paul Revere, on July 23. The following week we will dress in red, white and blue for Tom Callinan’s ‘Songs of the American Revolution.’

“A brass band concert in the gazebo in Bicentennial park has been a dream that certainly is as historical as John Philip Sousa,” she said. “The Patriot Band is scheduled to perform on a Saturday in August. Let us take you back a hundred years, at least, to the days of stirring band music and patriotic melody.”

Arts Trek, the guild’s children program, enters its 32nd year in 2014. All performances are held at 10:15 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus pavilion, located behind the Knights building on Montcalm Street.

Tim Van Egmond, a storyteller, will perform July 9.

“Hansel and Gretel” will be presented by the Seagle Colony July 16.

Rachel and Paul Revere, portrayed by Jessa Piaia and Lee Riethmiller, will visit Ticonderoga July 23.

Tom Callinan and “Songs of the American Revolution” will be held July 30.

The Adirondack Shakespeare Company will perform “David and Goliath” Aug. 6.

Puppeteer Jim Napolitano will present “Father Goose Tales” Aug. 13.

Concerts and special events are also slated in 2014.

The annual Ti Talent Night July 28 at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus pavilion.

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