Saint Mary Community Band Is Looking for Local Musicians

8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM

Rehearsals Begin 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26

(Leavenworth, Kan.)—The University of Saint Mary Community Band will strike up the band and begin its fall rehearsal schedule at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, in the Walnut Room on the second floor of Mead Hall on USM’s Leavenworth campus, 4100 South 4th Street.

The volunteer ensemble Community Band is made up of USM students, faculty, and staff, as well as selected students from area high schools and amateur and professional musicians from the surrounding community. This fall, the band will perform at the university’s Halloween and Christmas concerts.

There is no fee for local musicians to participate in the USM Community Band. No auditions are required. Area string players who are interested in performing with university ensembles are also invited.

Weekly community band rehearsals begin Aug. 26, but latecomers are welcome and are encouraged to join rehearsals later in the semester. Rehearsals are from 6-8 p.m. every Monday. There will be no rehearsal on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2.

Contact Freda Proctor, assistant professor of music and USM’s instrumental music coordinator, at (913) 758-6320 for more information.