University of Saint Mary Community Band Seeks Local Musicians

7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
(Leavenworth, Kan.)—The University of Saint Mary Community Band needs enthusiastic local musicians for the band’s 2014-2015 slate of concerts and events. The Community Band’s fall rehearsal schedule begins at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, in Xavier Theatre on USM’s Leavenworth campus, at 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 as well as other events.

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.

Although weekly community band rehearsals begin Aug. 25, latecomers are welcome and are encouraged to join rehearsals later in the semester. Rehearsals are from 6-8 p.m. every Monday—and after the Aug. 25 rehearsal in Xavier Theatre, they will be held in the Walnut Room in USM’s Mead Hall. There will be no rehearsal on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1.

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