The Campbell River Community Band is starting its fall season tomorrow (Sept. 16). Rehearsals are held weekly in the Carihi Band Room, starting at 7:30 p.m.
The 30-member band was founded 19 years ago by its first director, Céline Ouellette. Under various directors it has continued a tradition of concerts and competitions, including the National Music Festival where the band won a gold medal in 2005.
Under the baton of Kolya Kowalchuk, who took over the band’s direction last season, the band will be preparing for a late November concert.
New members of any age with some band experience are always welcome, and should contact Céline Ouellette at 923-6844 or at firstname.lastname@example.org in advance so she can prepare a folder. There is no audition, and committed players with a wide range of ability and experience enjoy playing in the band.
Band members pay a modest fee to cover rental of the band room and purchase of new music.