Cottonwood AZ (July 21, 2014) – The Cottonwood Community Band invites area instrumentalists from Sedona and throughout the Verde Valley to join the band when it resumes rehearsals on August 4th. There is no audition and the band welcomes all instrumentalists who read music, especially trumpeters, percussionists, trombonists, French Horn players, and clarinetists.
Thanks to generous donations from members of the community, the Cottonwood Community Band has several instruments available to musicians who used to play in a band but no longer own an instrument. The band has two trumpets, two French Horns, a trombone, a tuba, and a flute to loan to members of the community interested in joining the band.
The Cottonwood Community Band is a forty-five-member concert band that rehearses Monday evenings beginning August 4 from 7-9 PM at the Cottonwood Middle School band room (Room 301). The band has several performances planned for the fall 2014 season. 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.