Rock star status for Albion priest

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 June 2014 at 12:00 am

Father Csizmar directs marching band to ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ by Queen

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – The Rev. Richard Csizmar, pastor of Holy Family Parish, directs the Albion Marching Band in a performance of “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by the rock group Queen.

Father Csizmar won an “Elect the Conductor” contest, getting the most votes of five other community members. The fund-raiser generated $4,000 for the band. Members sold tickets for $1 each for people to vote for one of six guest conductors. The fund-raiser helped pay for the band’s trip to Philadelphia.

Csizmar directed the group after its performance in the parade at about noon today. He received a big round of applause and Band Director Michael Thaine said Csizmar will receiver a souvenir “golden baton” for serving as guest conductor.