Volunteer members wanted for USM community band
The University of Saint Mary Community Band will kick off its new season of rehearsals at 6 p.m. Monday at the Walnut Room on the second floor of Mead Hall on USM’s Leavenworth campus, 4100 South Fourth St.
The volunteer ensemble Community Band is made up of USM students, faculty and staff, as well as selected home-schooled students and 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.
It’s free 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. 29, but latecomers are welcome and are encouraged to join rehearsals on any Monday in September. There will be no rehearsal on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5.
Contact Freda Proctor, assistant professor of music and USM’s instrumental music coordinator, at (913) 758-6320 for more information.