I heard from the Hartland Community band this past week. They have just finished a successful summer season, and are gearing up for their next concert, a Christmas Concert at Holy Hill on Sunday December 6th at 3 PM. (I've added that to the Calendar posted in September.)
The Hartland band has a rather unique schedule, performing during the summer, taking a short break, performing the Christmas Concert, and taking another break during the winter months. Rehearsals to prepare for the summer season begin in March, after the worst of winter is gone.
They begin rehearsals for the Christmas Concert this Wednesday October 7th at Arrowhead South High School in the band room at 7 PM. If you are interested in joining, you can contact the band through their web site: www.hartlandcommunityband.com. Their director, Jack Schulze, tells me that he has openings in the percussion and trombone sections. However, he will consider all applicants. No formal audition is required, but you will need to play for the section leader and the director.
I'll have more on the selections for their Christmas Concert later in November.
And I should mention that Jack Schulze also plays in a brass quintet in the Lake Country area, Sterling and Brass. You can get more information at their web site: www.sterlingandbrass.com.