Tonganoxie Community Band to have practices next 2 weeks

Group inviting musicians to join in preparation for Sesquicentennial performance

Tonganoxie Community Band director Charles VanMiddlesworth directs a group of roughly 30 musicians at the band's 2007 annual concert in the VFW Park. Enlarge photo

May 26, 2016

The Tonganoxie Community Band will have rehearsals in the next couple weeks in preparation for the Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial.

The band will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, and then again at 6 p.m. June 2 and 6 p.m. June 9 at Tonganoxie High School’s band room. Participants are to enter through the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center entrance.

THS music director Charles VanMiddlesworth is welcoming all musicians to join the band, which will perform on June 11 on the Gallagher Park stage.

Van Middlesworth led the community band for a concert around July 4 annually for several years at VFW Park. He is bringing the concert back for the milestone celebration.

Musicians were slated to practice Wednesday, May 26, but the practice was canceled due to threatening weather.

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