All about the music

No audition to join Campbell River Community Band, whose fall season gets underway Wednesday

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 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.