Cottonwood AZ (August 7, 2013) – Dust off your instrument and come join the Cottonwood Community Band, a forty-five-member concert band that rehearses Monday evenings beginning August 12 from 7-9 PM at the Cottonwood Middle School band room. The band has several performances planned for fall 2013. All instrumentalists who read music, especially trumpeters, percussionists, trombonists, and clarinetists, are welcomed. There is no audition.
Members of the band range from high school age to retirees. They hail from Sedona and throughout the Verde Valley. Will Norris, retired band director from Altadena Middle School in the Ahwatukee Foothills area of Phoenix and former Commander and Conductor of the 108th Army Band, Arizona National Guard, conducts the band. The Cottonwood Community band was founded in 1980 and originally consisted of eight members, some of who still perform with the band today. It was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2001. For more information about the band, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the band’s website at http://cottonwoodcommunityband.org.