Community Band Concert July 21st

Seated are Paula Vasichko, Harry Guenther, and Alli Detwiler. Standing are Al Mihalko, Sherry Lay, and Gary Kobs

Seated are Paula Vasichko, Harry Guenther, and Alli Detwiler. Standing are Al Mihalko, Sherry Lay, and Gary Kobs

WCHS SUMMER COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT THURS., JULY 21st AT 7:00 p.m.

The Wayne County Historical Society Summer Community Band is looking forward to their second concert this summer on Thursday, July 21st at 7:00 p.m..  Presented by Main Street Wooster, the concert is sponsored by the Wayne County Historical Society, Sprenger Health Care Systems and the Daily Record. The band will be performing under the baton of Mr Randy Claes. Also directing will be Michael Santmyer and Tim Wolf. The band will be performing in “Downtown Wooster” in front of “Everything Rubbermaid”. Spectators will need to bring their own lawn chairs.  If weather does not permit the outside concert, we plan to have the concert in St. Mary’s Gymnasium (across Bowman St. from the Wayne County Historical Society).

We will be playing “fun” songs – marches, show tunes, patriotic songs, etc.   This band is an effort to remind us of the bands which many communities had back a century or so ago.  The Wooster Board of Trade Band with their concerts in the old bandstand in front of the now “Everything Rubbermaid” store was an example of this type of band.

We greatly appreciate the wonderful cooperation of the College of Wooster and C.O.W. band Directors Ned Brooks, Nancy Ditmer, and Jeff Lindberg for the rehearsal facility and the loan of instruments. We also greatly appreciate our sponsors, including the anonymous donor for the fifth year for the Wayne County Historical Society, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church for the use of their school gym if needed!!

The band is open to anybody that plays a band instrument (including percussion), young or not so young, experienced or not so experienced!! We range in age from 12 to 89 years young! We are pleased to have over 50 members in the band this year! Fifteen members of the band have college degrees in music (or are working towards a music degree) and an additional twelve members played in a college level band while they were in college.

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