Manchester Arts Recruits for Community Band
MANCHESTER, Missouri – Manchester Arts is pleased to announce the formation of a community band in West County. Three performances will take place throughout the summer (June, July and September) in Manchester’s picturesque Amphitheater in Schroeder Park. Individuals are encouraged to dust off those cases, grab their instruments and come to join in the music.
WHAT: This summer ensemble is the perfect opportunity for those interested in making music and enjoying the company of others in the area.
Chris Becker, Music Director & Conductor
Mr. Becker is currently Director of Bands at Parkway South High School and Washington University. He has directed bands in the Parkway School District for 32 years.
Jeremy Knudtson, Assistant Conductor & Manager
Mr. Knudtson is in his third year as Director of Bands in the Valley Park School District. A tubist, he is an active member of the local music community and a private tuba instructor in the St. Louis area.
WHO: The Manchester Community Band is open to all abilities, with coaching for those who may be a little rusty. Current players or those wishing to resurrect their performing efforts are welcome. Students (entering H.S. Junior or above) can use this opportunity to keep in shape until fall rehearsals begin. Players from Manchester and beyond are encouraged to join.
WHEN: Summer 2013, with three performances (June, July and September.) Rehearsals are important music-making opportunities and attendance will be expected. Rehearsals will take place prior to each concert. Schedule to be announced.
WHERE: Rehearsals will take place in Manchester, with performances taking place in the Amphitheater in Manchester’s Schroeder Park, located on Hanna Road near the intersection of Manchester Road and Hwy 141.
HOW: No audition required; everyone welcome; free of charge. Players must play and own a brass, woodwind, or portable percussion instrument. Email email@example.com or call Mike Clement at 636.394.5862 for more information.
Manchester Arts is a municipal arts council that seeks to inspire engagement in and appreciation for the arts. Manchester Arts embraces multiple art forms by fostering arts development, promotion and education through performances, exhibits, public art and more in an effort to create a more vibrant quality of life for its residents and businesses. Manchester Arts is funded by the City of Manchester.
For more information about Manchester Arts, please contact Mike Clement at firstname.lastname@example.org, call Mike at 636.394.5862, or visit Manchester Arts on Facebook at www.facebook.com/manchester.arts.mo