By Susy Mekeal
One of the hidden gems in Pagosa Springs is the Community Band. The band is a wonderful opportunity to dust off your instrument and get your chops in shape. It is also a great way to meet some new people with a passion for music. The band gathers three times a year for a concert and our fall concert is just around the corner.
The first rehearsal for the Community Band’s fall concert will be Sunday, Oct. 3, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Pagosa Springs High School band room. The remaining rehearsals will be on Sunday afternoons, Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 2 p.m. and a dress rehearsal Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. The concert will be Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. We welcome newcomers and those that have played with us in the past for a fun time of music making.
The Community Band is a part of the Pagosa Springs Instrumental Music Society. The purpose of this group is to support student musicians in Pagosa Springs through music opportunities, scholarships and financial support to the schools. The Community Band also demonstrates that playing a musical instrument is a lifelong skill that lifts the spirit, enhances the community and brings people together. Come join us and support our belief that music is for life.