By Larry Baisdon
Special to The PREVIEW
Members of the Pagosa Springs Community Band are making preparations to start our weekly rehearsals for our 2016 fall concert to be presented at the high school auditorium on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.
The directors are finalizing their selections, promising to entertain and, hopefully, maybe even impress.
Each time we begin a new series of concert rehearsals, we are happy to welcome new members. Now, I have to ask: Will that include you this time?
Maybe it’s time to blow some dust off your instrument you played in high school or maybe even college. Go ahead, take a chance and show up for our first rehearsal and play some great music with some fine musicians, who are actually pretty nice people. The band is made up of adults who still enjoy playing, and several selected students from our high school and middle school programs.
Rehearsals begin Sunday afternoon, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m. in the Pagosa Springs High School band room and they generally go until 4 p.m. We meet every Sunday until the concert and we have a dress rehearsal on Oct. 21, the day before the concert. That’s only six rehearsals, plus the dress rehearsal.
For the first rehearsal on Sept. 11, we will start registering returning band members and new people at 2 p.m. There is a registration fee of $15 that covers music fees for the whole concert season, which includes our Spring Band-O-Rama concert and our Fourth of July holiday concert.
So, what are you waiting for? Come join us and rediscover the enjoyment you had when you played your instrument in school. It will be a great concert and you will have lots of fun playing with the Community Band.