Betty Baney DeLoia, who has been with the Lincoln High School Marching Blue Band for the last five decades, will be honored during Thursday’s annual Pie Festival.
DeLoia’s long tenure with the Ellwood City marching band began 50 years ago when she was a student at Lincoln High School. She started with the band as a majorette and was then head majorette.
Before she knew it, she was about to graduate.
But, the band director at the time, Mr. B. Weinstein, asked her to stay and work with the band after graduation. Although most of her time was spent with her dance studio, she with the Blue Band ever since.
During the Pie Festival on Thursday at Helling Stadium, DeLoia will be honored for her 50 years as a member of the LHS Marching Blue Band.
Pie Festival gates open at 6 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $3.
Also at the annual Pie Festival, all the Lincoln High School fall sports teams will be introduced and the LHS Blue Band will perform a pre-game and half-time show.
These particular sports include (in no particular order):
- Girls Soccer
- Girls Tennis
- Girls Golf
- Boys Golf
- Cross Country
- Girls Volleyball
- Varsity Cheerleading
- Junior High Cheerleading
The LHS Marching Blue Band will perform several popular song tunes including “The Fight Song” (The Notre Dame Victory March), “The Star Spangled Banner,” The Lincoln High School Alma Mater, and “Trooper’s Battlehymn.” These will be featured during the pre-game show.
The half-time show will include “The Hand That Feeds” by Nine Inch Nails, “Hey Pachuco!,” and a Beatles Medley that will include “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and “The End.”
Thursday is also Ellwood City School District’s first day back. SEE ELLWOODCITY.ORG’S BACK TO SCHOOL PAGE.