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Music Boosters to sponsor community band

Many people who have heard the pit orchestra at various Music Boosters and high school theater productions have commented on how amazing it is to have such talented local players accompanying the singers. They have wondered why our community doesn’t have an organized band.

Music Boosters, a local non-profit organization dedicated to assisting arts in the schools, has taken this to heart. In an effort to offer these musicians a consistent opportunity to play in ensemble and another venue to assist arts in the schools, they are working to organize a community band. Certainly, Pagosa Springs is not lacking in talent and ability when it comes to experienced and amateur wind players, and this will be an opportunity for members of the community to bring their instruments together to play in an ensemble.

Those interested in playing will meet for the first time on Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the junior high school band room. If you have played in a band, still have your instrument and would like to participate in this wonderful new group, come and find out what it is all about. The first two rehearsals will be for anyone who wishes to play. Music will be passed out and musicians will be allowed to practice for two weeks before auditioning for the first performance in December.

The name of the band is yet to be decided, so those planning to attend should bring suggestions to the first meeting. If you have any questions, contact Sally Neel at sneel1@sbcglobal.net or call 946-6458.

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