Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Join or sponsor the Rolla Town Band

Missouri S and T news office informs us:

Town Band practice starts June 8

Rehearsals for the Rolla Town Band begin on Tuesday, June 8. Both performers and sponsors are needed by the group.

"We plan to offer audiences a broad range of music this year," says conductor Dr. Robert J. Cesario, director of bands and orchestras at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Rehearsals will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in June, beginning June 8, and every Tuesday in July, in Room 138 Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla.

The band is open to musicians age 14 and older. All ability levels are welcome, including those who haven't played in 20 years. If you need an instrument, contact Cesario at 573-341-4185 or cesarior@mst.edu, or come to the first rehearsal. "We'll see what we can do," says Cesario.

The Rolla Town Band will perform several concerts in July. The concerts will be held either on the Castleman Hall Green, located at 10th and State streets, or at the downtown band shell in Rolla. Dates and times will be announced later this month.

Current sponsors for the Rolla Town Band include the Missouri S&T arts, languages and philosophy department; the World's Finest Rolla German Band; and the City of Rolla department of parks and recreation. Additional sponsors are needed.

Organizations and individuals interested in helping sponsor the Rolla Town Band this summer, as well as those interested in performing in the ensemble, are encouraged to contact Cesario.

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