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ABOUT THE BAND


The Haywood Community Band is located in Waynesville, North Carolina, and is named for the county where we reside. We have weekly rehearsals on Thursday evening at 7:00 P.M. at the Grace Episcopal Church in Waynesville. Our rehearsal season is from February through November, and we play regular concerts at the Maggie Pavilion in Maggie Valley, North Carolina every third Sunday evening at 6:30 P.M. We also play other special functions throughout the year, including the Fourth of July parade at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, and an Independence Day concert on the courthouse lawn in Waynesville. The band also performs at several other functions throughout its season.
All musicians are invited to attend one of our rehearsals and consider joining the band. Currently we average about thirty players. Our instrumentation is that of a typical concert band...woodwinds, brass and percussion.
There are also some "splinter" groups involving members of our regular concert band, but are not affiliated with the band itself. There is a swing band, a Dixieland band and a chamber wind group. These groups will play for various functions around the area.

PURPOSE


The following was taken directly from the by-laws, and states the purpose of the Haywood Community Band.


The purpose of the BAND is to foster an appreciation for the arts in Haywood County and the surrounding communities. The group was formed in July 2002, with less than fifteen members and has continued to grow ever since. The band provides music for civic functions and other events in the Haywood County area. The goals of the BAND are to:
1. Contribute to musical life in Haywood County and surrounding areas, providing our concert audiences with quality band music;
2. Provide members with an opportunity for artistic expression and musical growth;
3. Assist in the musical education of young people, “the future generation of adult musicians,” through concerts, festivals and scholarships;
4. Promote, encourage and reaffirm the heritage of bands in America, as only a concert band can, by broadening the concert audience’s musical horizons via the depth, quality and variety of music performed.

SAMPLE PROGRAM MATERIAL


  • Show Boat Selection by Jerome Kern
  • Espana Rhapsody by Emmanuel Chabrier
  • In The Still Of The Night by Cole Porter
  • The Melody Shop March by Karl King
  • Belle Of The Ball by Leroy Anderson
  • Radetsky March by Johann Strauss
  • Richard Rogers (a symphonic portrait for concert band)
  • Colonel Bogey by Kenneth J. Alford
  • The Cowboys by John Williams
  • American Overture For Band by Joseph Jenkins
  • Appalachian Folk Song Suite by William Harbinson
  • God Of Our Fathers by George Warren
  • Lady Of Spain by Tolchard Evans
  • Armed Forces Salute arranged by Bob Lowden
  • Suite Of Old American Dances by Robert Russell Bennett
  • National Emblem March
  • Stars and Stripes Forever by John Phillip Sousa
  • At Dawn They Slept
  • On The Mall march
  • Whistler And His Dog
  • American Heritage march
  • Lassus Trombone


    The Haywood Community Band is funded in part by a Grass Roots Grant from the Haywood County Arts Council.
    The Grassroots Grant Program provides financial support for Haywood County-based community and nonprofit organizations that produce programs and projects that enhance the arts for county residents.

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