The Wayne County Historical Society Summer Community Band (sponsored by an anonymous donor for the Wayne County Historical Society) is looking forward to another summer of fine concerts. 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 what is now the location of Everything Rubbermaid store, was an example of this type of band. Great appreciation is extended for our donor’s generosity!

The band will be performing under the baton of Mr Randy Claes of Wooster. The Wednesday, June 14 Concert is planned to be on the Wayne County Historical Society Campus. The Thursday, July 20 concert is scheduled to be in Downtown Wooster in front of the Everything Rubbermaid store. Spectators will need to bring their own chairs to the outside concerts. If the weather does not permit being outside, concerts will be held in St. Marys School Gymnasium (across E. Bowman St. from the Society campus).

We plan to begin rehearsals at the College of Wooster in the Scheide Hall rehearsal room on Wednesday, May 17 at 7:00 pm. Rehearsals will continue on Wednesday evenings with the exception of the concert night until July 19. We greatly appreciate the wonderful cooperation of the College of Wooster Music Department and College Music Conductors Nancy Ditmer, Jeff Lindberg, and Ned Brooks with our Summer Community Band!!

Anybody that plays a band instrument (including percussion) is welcome to join us, young or not so young, experienced or not so experienced! We have had people ranging from the age of 13 to 94! We will be playing fun songs – marches, show tunes, patriotic songs, etc. If you have not played your instrument for a while, now is the time to dig it out, practice a little, and join the fun!
Questions?- contact Jerry Payn, Band Manager, at 330-345-5547, email:gmpayn@sssnet.com or Randy Claes, Director, at randyclaes@gmail.com

Hope to see you there!