Come, see and hear The NEW EARTH BAND at the following events.  We’ll fill your tank and charge your  batteries, then we’ll send you out with a fire in the belly to share the Good News … because God can’t drive a parked car !!!

WHAT’S COMING UP? 

Thursday, July 11, 2024, 2p – The “Grey Geezers” are coming back for an encore at Wyomissing Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1000 E. Wyomissing Blvd., Reading, PA, (https://www.senioradvisor.com/local/wyomissing-nursing-and-rehabilitation-center-reading-pa) as, The NEW EARTH BAND revisits a favorite haunt with an afternoon of easy, throwback country gospel music for the residents.

Thursday, July 18, 2024, 2p – It’ll be “Everybody’s Birthday” when those “Grey Geezers” of The NEW EARTH BAND roll back in to the warm-and-fuzzy Maiden Creek Place, 105 Dries Rd., P.O. Box 134, Blandon 19510  (https://inspiritseniorliving.com/maidencreekplace/), with a Summer Gospel-fest & Birthday Bash for all!

 Sunday, July 21, 2024, 2p – The worship hour at Keystone Villa at Douglassville PC, 1152 Benjamin Franklin Highway, Douglassville, PA,  (www.keystonevillaatdouglassville.com), will feature the message “Heaven – It’s the Real Thing”, presented by The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Lee Schappell.

 Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 2p – Returning to one of their longest-running venues, Columbia Cottage (www.columbiacottages.com), 3121 State Hill Road, Wyomissing, PA,  will be The NEW EARTH BAND, with a truckload of Loose-and-Easy, Good-time Gospel Music for the residents and staff.

Sunday, August 25, 2024, 3p – Those “Grey Geezers” of The NEW EARTH BAND  will be wending their way back to Keystone Villa at Douglassville, 1180 Ben Franklin Highway, Douglassville,  PA, (www.keystonevillaatdouglassville.com), with a Mid-Summer Matinee of eeeeasy, Good-time, rural-flavored Gospel Music for the residents and staff. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2024, 2p – Lightning strikes twice ! as The NEW EARTH BAND doubles back for a reprise at Columbia Cottage (www.columbiacottages.com), 3121 State Hill Road, Wyomissing, PA,  bringing in the wake a matinee of gentle, rural-flavored Gospel Music for the residents and staff.

Monday, September 30, 2024, 1:30p – The invitation has gone out to The NEW EARTH BAND  to return to Fairlane Gardens (https://fairlanegardens.com), 21 Fairlane Road, Reading, PA 19696 with a brand new truckload of Loose-and-Easy Gospel Music for residents and staff.

Thursday, October 3, 2024, 1p – The hills above Fleetwood will ring once again with the sound of gentle, Good-time Gospel Music when The NEW EARTH BAND brings an early-Autumn matinee to Grand View Manor (www.gvmanor.com), 129 Houck Road, Fleetwood PA.

Thursday, October 10, 2024, 1:30p – Returning to the warm-and-fuzzy Zion Spies Golden Seniors (www.zionspieser.org), 318 Spies Church Road, Reading, PA 19606, will be The NEW EARTH BAND, with a Golden Gospel Matinee for the members.

Thursday, November 21, 2024, 2p – Wending their way back to Chestnut Knoll, 120 West 5th Street, Boyertown, PA, (www.chestnutknoll.com) will be The NEW EARTH BAND, loaded to the gills with a Thanksgiving slate of easy Gospel music for the residents.

 Sunday, November 24, 2024, 3p – The “Grey Geezers” come back to Mifflin Court, 450 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Shillington, PA  (www.genesishcc.com/MifflinCourt), with a Thanksgiving Matinee of gentle, Good-time Gospel Music for the residents.

IN MEMORIAM:

Stan Smith Witinski

Stanley L. Witinski 

(08/05/1943  – 06/26/2016)

Our hearts remain heavy as we remember the passing of The NEW EARTH BAND bassist and beloved friend Stan Witinski.  Stan was not only a superb bassist, but he was also a fine pianist and organist, having played keyboards for many years with Bobby Newton & The Band.  Stan, whose father was an icon in professional motorcycle racing, had a long and well-traveled career in rock, pop, blues, and jazz, dating back to the late 1950′s, playing with more headliner bands than memory allows – including Rock’n’Roll pioneer Chuck Berry – ultimately joining The NEW EARTH BAND in 2010.  Pleasant, easy, and so agreeable, Stanley L. “Smith” Witinski was truly loved by all.  To say Stan will be sorely missed would constitute the understatement of the 21st Century.

 

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        WARREN  L. ”Mose” BOYER 

       (10/11/1927  –  09/13/2011)

  REMEMBERING   NEW EARTH BAND  fiddler and bassist Warren “Mose” Boyer.  A most earnest, courteous, respectful, kind, gentle man, and a true master musician, “The Moser” was one-of-a-kind,  irreplaceable indeed.  He will be missed by fellow  NEW EARTH BAND  members, as well as by the countless numbers of followers who loved “Mose” throughout his astounding, seven-decade-long, musical legacy. 

 

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Craig Wes Fisher

  CRAIG  WESLEY  FISHER 

(02/21/1938 – 09/21/2011)

The passing of a solid friend and music icon, “Mr. Entertainment”, Craig Wes Fisher, will forever leave a lingering, empty space in our hearts.  Well known and much loved  by all,  Craig leaves a gap that simply cannot be filled  until we are reunited once more at that great,  Gospel jam that will most assuredly follow The Marriage Feast of the Lamb!

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:

Our gratitude to the staff and residents of Manor at Market Square, 803 Penn Street, Reading PA, (www.manoratms.com), as The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Lee Schappell  delivered the message for the morning worship service, “Heaven: It’s the Real McCoy”, June, 22, 2024.

Sincere thanks to Pastor Ed and Helen Kurtz, and attendees of “Chapter 24” of The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Lee Schappell’s  Blue Collar Gospel  Series, “Where the  Rubber Meets the Road”, a soiree of music and testimony at The Torch Community Center, 134 Maple Drive, Morgantown, PA  19543  (ehtesting4@gmail.com), on Friday, June 21, 2024.

 Many thanks to the residents and staff of Berkshire Commons, 5485 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading, PA (www.genesishcc.com), for their warm welcome as Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, presented the Fathers Day message at the worship hour, titled “Knowing God”, on Sunday, June 16, 2024.

 Muchas Gracias! to the residents and staff of Manor at Market Square (www.manoratms.com) 803 Penn Street, Reading, PA, for their warm and enthusiastic response when “The Grey Geezers” of The NEW EARTH BAND rolled in with a matinee of Loose and Easy Gospel Music, Sunday, June 9, 2024.

 It was a triumphal return for the “Grey Geezers” to Wyomissing Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1000 E. Wyomissing Blvd., Reading, PA, (https://www.senioradvisor.com/local/wyomissing-nursing-and-rehabilitation-center-reading-pa), on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, The NEW EARTH BAND revisited an old haunt with an afternoon of good-time, throw-back, rural gospel music for the residents.

 A great time with the Saints!  With Summer in the wings, The NEW EARTH BAND headed back to an absolute favorite venue, The Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center (www.zerbesisters.com), 2499 Zerbe Rd, Narvon, PA,  with a wagonload of Easy Rural Gospel Music for the resident, Thursday, May 16, 2024.

Mothers’ Day brought The NEW EARTH BAND  to Keystone Villa at Fleetwood  (www.keystonevillaatFleetwood.com) 501 Hoch Road, Blandon, PA,  with a Sunday Afternoon Serenade of Good-time Gospel music for everyone who has ever been blessed with a mother!!

 The long-anticipated return of those “Grey Geezers” of The NEW EARTH BAND, to Faithful Living Personal Care (www.faithfuliving.com), formerly Colonial Lodge, 2015 North Reading Road, Denver PA 17517, took place Wednesday, May 10, 2024, with a “Spring Fling”  of easy, rural Gospel music for the residents.

 Spring was springing with the good-time sound of The NEW EARTH BAND, as they trucked in a matinee of easy Gospel music for the residents and staff of Rittenhouse Village, 2900 Lawn Terrace, Reading PA  (www.rittenhousesl.com), Thursday, May 2, 2024.

 The exuberant return of The NEW EARTH BAND  to The Gardens at Stevens (www.gardensstevens.com), 400 Lancaster Avenue, Stevens, PA, 400 Lancaster Avenue, Stevens, PA,, on Thursday, April 25, 2024, featured a matinee of old-fashioned, throwback, rural Gospel music for the residents.

Our thanks to the residents and staff Grand View Manor, 129 Houck Road, Fleetwood PA (www.gvmanor.com), for their customary warm welcome and response on Thursday, April 4, 2024, when The NEW EARTH BAND  brought in a Springtime Matinee of Loose-and-Easy rural Gospel music for for the residents and staff.

 It’s been a long time coming!  The “Grey Geezers” of The NEW EARTH BAND  delivered a soiree of gentle, organic Gospel music in the Main Street Theatre  at the beautiful StoneRidge PoplarRun Retirement Community (www.stoneridgeretirement.com), 440 East Lincoln Avenue, Myerstown, PA, one of their favorite venues, on Monday evening, March 25, 2024.

 Those “Grey Geezers” of The NEW EARTH BAND  returned to the comfortable confines of Spruce Manor, 220 South Fourth Avenue, West Reading, PA, 19602  (www.saberhealth.com), with a Good-time hour of easy, rural Gospel music for the residents, on . Friday, March 22, 2024.

Thanks go out to the staff and residents of Keystone Villa at Douglassville PC, 1152 Benjamin Franklin Highway, Douglassville, PA,  (www.keystonevillaatdouglassville.com), for their warm welcome and response when The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Lee Schappell delivered the message at the worship hour, titled “Christ, Our Redeemer”, on Sunday, March 17, 2024.

 A rowdy shout-out  to the residents and staff of Keystone Villa at Douglassville, Personal Care, 1152 Ben Franklin Highway, Douglassville, PA, (www.keystonevillaatdouglassville.com), for their warm welcome and response when The NEW EARTH BAND returned for a Sunday, March 10, 2024, Matinee of their signature Loose-and-Easy Country Gospel Music.

 A gigantic thank-you to the residents and staff of Keystone Villa at Douglassville, 1152 Benjamin Franklin Highway, Douglassville, PA,  (www.keystonevillaatdouglassville.com)  for their enthusiastic participation as The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell delivered the message for worship hour titled The Promise of His Return on Sunday, March 3, 2024.

 A hearty “Hooot!” to the residents and staff of Amity Place, 139 Old Swede Road, Douglassville, PA (http://www.enlivant.com/communities/pennsylvania/amity-place-douglassville), for a warm and toasty response as The NEW EARTH BAND  returned to those friendly confines, Wednesday, February 21, 2024, for a matinee of loose-and-easy Country Gospel music for everyone!

 A genuine thank you to the  residents and staff of Keystone Villa at Douglassville, 1180 Ben Franklin Highway, Douglassville,  PA, (www.keystonevillaatdouglassville.com), as those “Grey Geezers” of The NEW EARTH BAND  presented  an afternoon of inspirational, Loose-and-Easy rural gospel music,  Monday, February 19, 2024.

Heartfelt thanks to the residents and staff of Maiden Creek Place, 105 Dries Rd., P.O. Box 134, Blandon 19510  (https://inspiritseniorliving.com/maidencreekplace/), for a toasty welcome when those “Grey Geezers” of The NEW EARTH BAND delivered a mid-winter Gospel-fest & Birthday Bash for all in attendance, on Thursday, February 15, 2024.

 Making their debut at the beautiful Holiday Walnut Woods Retirement Community (www.holidayseniorliving.com) , 35 N. Walnut St., Boyertown, PA 19512, were none other than The NEW EARTH BAND, with a winter matinee of good-time, easy Gospel Music in tow for the residents and staff, Friday, February 2, 2024.

 A rowdy “Ho-Ho-Ho” for the reception and response of the residents and staff of Mifflin Court  (www.genesishcc.com/MifflinCourt), 450 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Shillington, PA, when The NEW EARTH BAND  presented a mid-afternoon of easy Gospel Music, Sunday, December 24, 2023.

The “Grey  Geezers” of The NEW EARTH BAND  presented an after-dinner matinee of their signature, gentle Gospel music, punctuated with a couple of post-Veterans’ Day patriotic “America” songs, for the  members of the Ontelaunee Region chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America, in the banquet room of the Blue Mountain Restaurant,  Shartlesville, PA, Sunday, November 12, 2023.

Color Him Gone!  In his final, “Goodbye Bash”, the retiring Dave Reinwald Live!, accompanied by his lovely wife, Jackie Reinwald, along with The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell and Don Morgan, delivered a rousing  two-hour spectacular of the Best-of-the-Best Oldies Classics, Doo-Wop, and John Denver favorites for a packed audience, Sunday, September 17, 2023 at Kissinger’s Church (www.kissingerschurch.org), 715 Berkshire Blvd, Wyomissing,  PA.

Call it an Autumn Encore when those “Grey Geezers” of The NEW EARTH BAND  trucked in another loose-and-easy Gospel Music Fest to Mifflin Court  (www.genesishcc.com/MifflinCourt), 450 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Shillington, PA, Sunday, September 17, 2023.

It was 10 years coming, but The NEW EARTH BAND  returned to the monthly meeting of the Blandon Seniors Club, at the Maiden Creek Church, 261 Main Street, Blandon, PA 19510 with an easy, good-time Gospel Music Matinee, Wednesday, September 13, 2023.

The chickens came home to roost!  When The NEW EARTH BAND  revisited an old, familiar home, bringing with them a matinee of easy, good-time, country gospel music to the Keystone Villa at Fleetwood  (www.keystonevillaatFleetwood.com) 501 Hoch Road, Blandon, PA,  Sunday, September 10, 2023

It was a triumphant return to Mifflin Court  (www.genesishcc.com/MifflinCourt), 450 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Shillington, PA, when The NEW EARTH BAND trucked in a matinee of good-time gospel music for the residents and staff, Sunday, August 6, 2023.

 Making a spectacular debut at Chestnut Knoll   (www.chestnutknoll.com), 120 West 5th Street, Boyertown, PA, was The NEW EARTH BAND, with a wagonload of their signature “Loose-and-Easy Country Gospel Music” for the residents and staff, Wednesday, July 27, 2023.

What a homecoming! when The NEW EARTH BAND  returned to an old, familiar haunt.  After a three year pandemic lockout, the “Grey Geezers” trucked in a Mid-summer Matinee of easy Gospel music for “July Birthdays” at The Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center, 2499 Zerbe Road, Narvon, PA (www.zerbesisters.com), on Thursday, July 20, 2023.

Thanks go out to the League of Golden Agers of Mohnton, for their warm reception and participation, Wednesday,  June 28, 2023, as Dave Reinwald Live! and sideman Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND,  brought in an hour of Oldies-But-Goodies to their meeting at St. John’s Parish House, 1 Front Street, Mohnton, PA.

A triumphal return to Columbia Cottage (www.columbiacottages.com), 3121 State Hill Road, Wyomissing, PA, for The NEW EARTH BAND  took place Sunday, June 18, 2023, as they delivered a hopping-good Fathers’ Day” Country Gospel Matinee for the residents.

What a welcome! as The NEW EARTH BAND  trucked in to Rittenhouse Village  (www.rittenhousesl.com) 2900 Lawn Terrace, Reading PA, for a rousing Pre-Spring Sunday matinee of loose and easy, rural gospel music for the residents, Thursday, June 1, 2023. 

A rowdy shout-out to the residents of Grand View Manor, 129 Houck Road, Fleetwood PA (www.gvmanor.com), for rolling out the red carpet for the Dave Reinwald Live! Oldies Extravaganza with sideman bassist Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND, Thursday, May 25, 2023.

Muchos gracias! to the residents and staff at Grand View Manor, 129 Houck Road, Fleetwood PA (www.gvmanor.com), for their warm welcome, as the “Grey Geezers” of The NEW EARTH BAND  trucked in a Springtime Matinee  of loose-and-easy country gospel music for the residents and staff, Thursday, May 11, 2023.

With grateful hearts, we thank the residents and staff of Maiden Creek Place, 105 Dries Rd., P.O. Box 134, Blandon 19510, for their warmest reception when The NEW EARTH BAND’s Lee Schappell delivered the message  “Who Is This Jesus?” at the worship hour, Saturday, May 6, 2023.

To all who attended in person, viewed live streaming, and responded to the appeal during the Sunday, April 30, 2023 Concert for the Benefit of the Families of the R.M.Palmer Company’s West Reading, PA, plant explosion and fire, in which there were seven fatalities and dozens more injured:  Your kindness and generosity are most deeply appreciated,  Dave & Jackie Reinwald, accompanied by bassist Lee Schappell, of The NEW EARTH BAND,  presented a slate of Oldies-But-Goodies at Kissinger’s Church (www.kissingerschurch.org), 715 Berkshire Blvd, Wyomissing,  PA.

 More heart-felt thanks to the residents and staff at Amity Place, 139 Old Swede Road, Douglassville, PA (www.aplaceformom.com/community/amity-place-1367174), as The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Lee Schappell  presented the Sunday, April 23, 2023, worship hour message, “Knowing God”.

Heart-felt thanks to the members of  the Holy Guardian Angels Seniors Club, for their kind invitation, and their warm response as  The NEW EARTH BAND delivered  a Springtime  Matinee of easy, good-time gospel music at the Club’s monthly gathering, at the Holy Guardian Angels Church Rectory, 3121 Kutztown Rd., Laureldale, PA, Wednesday, April 12, 2023.

Making their debut at the 1st Reformed United Church of Christ (www.hamburgfirstucc.org) at 3rd and Pine Sts., Hamburg, PA, were “one half” of The NEW EARTH BAND, bassist Gary Yerger and vocalist-guitarist Lee Schappell, who delivered a program of easy gospel music for the Hamburg Seniors Organization’s monthly business meeting, Wednesday, February 8, 2023.

Many thanks to the staff and residents for the warmest welcome as The NEW EARTH BAND’s  Lee Schappell delivered the message “Knowing God” at the worship hour at Berkshire Commons, 5485 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading, PA (www.genesishcc.com), Sunday, January 29, 2023

Kicking off the New Year,  old friends, The NEW EARTH BAND,  returned with a Mid-winter Matinee of their signature, easy, country gospel music for the  residents and staff of Keystone Villa at Douglassville, Independent Living  (www.keystonevillaatdouglassville.com), 1180 Ben Franklin Highway, Douglassville, PA, Saturday, January 21, 2023.

 A victorious return it was, as The NEW EARTH BAND  brought in a truckload of loose and easy Country Gospel Music for the residents of Mifflin Court, 450 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Shillington, PA, (www.genesishcc.com/MifflinCourt), Friday afternoon, January 24, 2020.