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Chautauqua Foundation CEO Geof Follansbee, a lifelong Chautauquan, celebrates the Foundation’s 75th anniversary. Photo by Eric Shea.

Photos: Make a wish, Chautauqua

Chautauqua Foundation CEO Geof Follansbee, a lifelong Chautauquan, celebrates the Foundation’s 75th anniversary.

Boys’ and Girls’ Club’s SAC Girls, overall champions of the 2012 Air Band competition, perform their routine, “We Are Legends,” just before the evening’s conclusion.

A spotlight shines on Ramona Weissbard as the last Chautauquan standing during Roll Call — she has been coming to Chautauqua for 98 years.

Audience members hold up hankerchiefs and tissues to take part in the traditional “Drooping of the Lilies” exercise to honor Chautauquans “who have joined the great majority.”

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Boys’ and Girls’ Club: Dancing on air

Group 6 Boys stood behind the black curtain on the Amphitheater stage. Some of them were sweating and hopping around. Others stood calmly with their eyes closed, whispering instructions to themselves and going over the routine they have practiced for weeks.

The boys were the first act of the 29th annual Air Band Competition for the Boys’ and Girls’ Club. The pressure was on them to start the show with a bang.

Masters of ceremonies Bryce Hanson and Parker Benedict introduced the group to a crowd of about 400 in the Amp. As they were introduced, the butterflies seemingly flew from their stomachs, and a look of stone-cold confidence came across their faces.

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Boys’ and Girls’ Club campers lip-sync and dance onstage at the Amp last year during the 28th annual Air Band event. Daily file photo.

No instruments needed to rock the Amp for Boys’ and Girls’ Club

Alongside the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, the Amphitheater stage has hosted world-class musicians from various music genres. But the Boys’ and Girls’ Club is ready to show everyone how really to have a good time.

Clubbers will have the opportunity to take the Amp stage tonight and show their lip-syncing, air guitar and choreographed dancing skills at the 29th annual Air Band Competition.

The Air Band Competition will be at 4:30 p.m. today in the Amp. The competition will also include a special air band performance from members of the Sailing Club while the competitors’ scores are being calculated.

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Walking on air

Summer at Boys’ and Girls’ Club means many things: fun in the sun, blossoming friendships, and — most importantly — Air Band!

Half talent show, half costume party, Club’s 28th annual Air Band drew a large crowd at 4:30 p.m. Thursday to the Amphitheater.

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