Designated Hitters First Performance

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On Tuesday, April 28, The Designated Hitters took to the diamond at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, PA for their first performance of 2015.

"Seeing The Designated Hitters Perform for the very first time, I was extremely proud to be apart of an organization that provides performance opportunities of this nature," said Brian Angello, Social Media Manager for Youth Education in the Arts. "It's still early in their season, but they took charge of the stadium," he added.

The audience in attendance was pumped for the IronPigs to take on the Durham Bulls. At the conclusion of The Designated Hitters performance, the IronPigs took the field and played an excellent game.

The next Designated Hitters performance is Thursday, May 21. See you there!

Here's the 2015 Designated Hitters Schedule
Thursday, May 21IronPigs Home Game, 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday, June 2:IronPigs Home Game, 7:05 p.m.
Sunday June 7: iRUNPigs 5K at Coca-Cola Park, 7 a.m. (Performance with Cadets2 Drumline)
Tuesday, June 16IronPigs Home Game, 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday, June 30IronPigs Home Game, 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday, July 7IronPigs Home Game, 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday, July 21IronPigs Home Game, 11:35 a.m.
Tuesday, August 25: IronPigs Home Game, 7:05 p.m.

For additional information about The Designated Hitters, contact John Molloy at  or 610-821-0668.

Hitters Announce 2015 Auditions & Schedule

designatedhitters 2014 snareWith spring training well underway, the Designated Hitters are making preparations for their third season of in-game performaces as the Official Drumline of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

The Designated Hitters will perform at several IronPigs Home Games throughout the spring and summer of 2015, beginning on Tuesday, April 28 at the 7 p.m. game at Coca-Cola Park.

In the ensemble's third season, Cadets alumnus and Cadets Winter Percussion staff member Andrew Rubano will write the music and and serve as the primary instructor for the Designated Hitters.

Auditions for snare, tenor and bass drum positions will be held from 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 19 at South Mountain Middle School, 709 W Emaus Avenue, Allentown, PA, 18103.

This audition will be followed by two rehearsals:
Thursday, April 23 from 6 to 8 p.m., Allentown location TBD
Tuesday, April 28 at 5 p.m. at Coca-Cola Park (before the first game)

Each player will receive $25.00 per game.

Want to join for the 2015 baseball season? E-mail our recruiter, John Molloy, at .


2015 Designated Hitters Schedule

Sunday, April 19: Auditions, 12-5 p.m.
Thursday, April 23: Rehearsal, 6-8 p.m.
Tuesday, April 28: Pre-game Rehearsal, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, April 28IronPigs Home Game, 7:05 p.m.
Thursday, May 21IronPigs Home Game, 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday, June 2: IronPigs Home Game, 7:05 p.m.
Sunday June 7: iRUNPigs 5K at Coca-Cola Park, 7 a.m. (Performance with Cadets2 Drumline)
Tuesday, June 16IronPigs Home Game, 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday, June 30IronPigs Home Game, 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday, July 7IronPigs Home Game, 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday, July 21IronPigs Home Game, 11:35 a.m.
Tuesday, August 25: IronPigs Home Game, 7:05 p.m.

Hitters Wrap up 2014 Season at Coca-Cola Park

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The Designated Hitters made their final in-game appearance at Coca-Cola Park on Tuesday evening, August 26, 2014, wrapping up their second season as the Official Drumline of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

"We had a lot of fun at our last in-game performance of the season. They were a total hit with the crowd," said Director Rich Hammond. "We did a drum battle, and the fans got really into it. These kids don't usually get to perform in front of that many people, so it was a lot of fun for them to hear the crowd cheering them on."

And the Hitters weren't the only hit of the night. Maikel Franco, who turned 22 the same day, ended the evening with a grand slam, winning the game against the Syracuse Chiefs 5-4.

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Interested in Joining Next Season?

Auditions for the 2015 Designated Hitters will be held early in 2015. Stay tuned for more information!

If you have questions about being a member of the Designated Hitters Drumline, please e-mail Katy Boggs at .

Designated Hitters Start With A Bang

dhitters-fans-2013.jpgIn preparation for their 2015 debut, The Designated Hitters held their first rehearsal Thursday, April 23 at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA.

“Things are really shaping up for this season. We have 14 very talented players in the drumline representing Youth Education in the Arts!, as the official Drumline of The Lehigh Valley IronPigs,” said John Molloy, Recruiting Manager of Performing Ensembles.

Percussion writer and head instructor, Andrew Rubano said, “We’ve got some really exciting things planned this year to get the crowd on their feet to cheer on the IronPigs.” 

The Designated Hitters first performance is Tuesday, April 28 at Coca-Cola Park at 7 p.m. when the Lehigh Valley IronPigs take on The Durham Bulls.

To support The Designated Hitters and The Lehigh Valley IronPigs, click here to purchase tickets to the game.

Here's the 2015 Designated Hitters Schedule
Tuesday, April 28: Pre-game Rehearsal, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, April 28IronPigs Home Game, 7:05 p.m.
Thursday, May 21IronPigs Home Game, 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday, June 2: IronPigs Home Game, 7:05 p.m.
Sunday June 7: iRUNPigs 5K at Coca-Cola Park, 7 a.m. (Performance with Cadets2 Drumline)
Tuesday, June 16IronPigs Home Game, 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday, June 30IronPigs Home Game, 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday, July 7IronPigs Home Game, 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday, July 21IronPigs Home Game, 11:35 a.m.
Tuesday, August 25: IronPigs Home Game, 7:05 p.m.

For additional information about The Designated Hitters, contact John Molloy at  or 610-821-0668.

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