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Calling all band wanna-bes! Nashoba Symphonic Band seeks members

Calling all band wanna-bes! Nashoba Symphonic Band seeks members
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BOLTON — Are you a musician and lover of symphonic band music? Played in a band years ago and would love to dust off that instrument and play in a band again?

The Nashoba Symphonic Band, under the auspices of the Nashoba Friends of Music, is looking for members. The 50-piece band, under the direction of David Bailey, will begin fall rehearsals on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. at Nashoba Regional High School.

The band is welcoming new members and is open to all performers on woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. No audition is required, but some experience playing music at advanced high school level is recommended. Students, eighth grade and above, are more than welcome as well with recommendation from their school Instrumental director or private instructor.

Performers are welcome in all sections, particularly saxophones, clarinets, trumpets and tubas. The band is also seeking additional keyboard/mallet players and a string bass.

The Nashoba Symphonic Band will be performing three concerts this season: Oct. 30, featuring Saint-Saens’ “Danse Macabre and The Carnival of the Animals “as well as “Incantation and Dance” by John Barnes Chance and Halloween favorites; Feb. 12, “Love Is In the Winds,” will feature Bernstein’s “Candide Overture,” Valentine music by Gershwin and Cole Porter and the complete “Pictures at an Exhibition;” May 7 will be American and European music originally written for band and feature works by Robert Russell Bennett, Vaughan-Williams, Milhaud, Sousa, and Gershwin.

All regular rehearsals will be on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Instrumental Music Room of Nashoba High School, 12 Green Road, Bolton. For more information, go to www.nashobamusic.com and click on the Nashoba Symphonic Band tab where you will find additional information and links to register.