Us Entertain You” is the motto of the Penn Trafford Community Band
(PTCB), and since its inception in 2008, the PTCB has been entertaining
audiences throughout Westmoreland and Allegheny counties.
The PTCB started as a 20 member Penn Township Alumni Band in late 2007, and through the efforts of several of the alumni band members, the PTCB was formed in early 2008. The membership has grown to over 60 participants, and range in age from 13 to 88. Approximately 10 members are talented middle school or high school students.
The PTCB is one of the newest community bands in western PA as well as one of the most active.
A typical PTCB season consists of 10 -11 summer (June – Sept) venues and 4-5 Christmas venues. The performances are at varied locations, so we can take our music and talents to where the people live, work, and play.
The current music director and conductor of the PTCB is Doug Skoretz, a band director in the Allegheny Valley School District. The Band Manager, and founder of the PTCB is Ron Rometo,
a retired Engineer from Westinghouse and currently an adjunct faculty member at CCAC and WCCC.
The PTCB has performed at many of the major venues in Westmoreland, including the Arts and Heritage Festival, Ligonier Summer Concert Series, Westmoreland Fair, Twin Lakes, and at many community days, church festivals, and senior living residences. Allegheny County venues have included Kennywood, PPG Place in downtown Pittsburgh, Monroeville Arts Concerts at
CCAC-Boyce, and in the band shell at Renzenhouser Park in McKeesport.
The PTCB performs music that is familiar and liked by audiences of all ages, including stirring marches, patriotic songs, popular TV and movie themes, inspiration tunes, swing music from the
big band era, and some jazz and light classical numbers.