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The Servello Family performs at City Hotel Park

Performing for audiences over seven years, The Servello Family of Altoona rocked City Hotel Park on Wednesday.
The act consists of lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter Jack Servello, his wife Barb on back-up vocals and sound, and their son, Richie on drums. Jackís sister Riann Servello also plays with the group as the violinist.
Wednesday was the first time The Servello Family performed in downtown Tyrone. They are scheduled to perform at Tyrone Colonial Courtyard on July 6 and Epworth Manor on July 20.
Jack described their show as family-oriented and said it was perfect for downtown Tyrone City Hotel Park. He also said it was a thrill to be outside playing music and entertaining the crowd for an hour as the people sat in the park or passed by.
Barb added that it is important to them to perform as a family, especially since many times acts are not family oriented. She also said that Jack loves to go out and interact with the crowd as he performs.
Another aspect to The Servello Family performance is that ever since they began, they have always done patriotic songs as part of the show.
Barb said they honor the veterans who have served or who are currently serving the United States Armed Forces with the patriotic part of their show, and Jack has written some patriotic songs to go along with it. Also, Jack’s brother is currently serving in the United States Army in Korea.
Jack added that people come up to him after the shows are over to tell him how much they appreciated the patriotic songs and that he has noticed a heightened sense of awareness for patriotism that has not gone away since September 11, 2001.
The Servello Family enjoys performing music for all occasions, and they play at nursing homes, churches, parties, weddings, and patriotic assemblies for schools.
Along with patriotic tunes, other types of music the group enjoys playing is oldies and country.
Throughout the summer, The Tyrone Arts Council is sponsoring numerous other concerts for area residents to enjoy with “Intown Tuesdays” at the Epworth Manor auditorium and “Summer Sundays” at the Reservoir Park Amphitheater.