(photo by John and Sharon Hall at June 2012 concert)
Haywood Community Band “Salutes America”
on Sunday, July 20
The Haywood Community Band performs its free annual “Salute to America” concert on Sunday, July 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Maggie Valley Pavilion adjacent to the Maggie Town Hall. Concerts are held each third Sunday evening through the summer and fall with a program of new selections.
The July program is filled with songs that celebrate the United States and includes a salute to all men and women who served in the Armed Forces. Selections include the premier John Philip Sousa marches “The Stars and Stripes Forever” and “Semper Fidelis,” George M. Cohan’s “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” “Armed Forces Salute,” the swing tune “In the Mood,” “Ever Braver, Ever Stronger,” “American Salute” based on the tune “When Johnny Comes Marching Home,” and Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America.”
Maggie Valley’s open air pavilion is the perfect setting for an evening of live popular music. Bring a picnic and enjoy the mountain sunset as you listen.
The program was created and will be conducted by the band’s three conductors Pat Stone, Mary Thomas, and Sarah Cifani, all of whom are former music educators and life-long performers.
The 2014 season presents the largest membership in the band's history and the crowds at the concerts continue to grow. All musicians played their instruments during school years and welcome new performers to join. Contact Band President Rhonda Wilson Kram, 456-4880, if interested playing with the Haywood Community Band. Rehearsals are held each Thursday evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The band would like to thank Haywood County residents and visitors who have attended our other concerts presented at the Maggie Valley Concert Series. We owe our success to our loyal music lovers. We would also like to express our appreciation to our local media for advertising our performances. Our next concert series will start on the third Sunday of May, 2014, and will continue monthly thru October, 2014.
Band rehearsals are held at Grace In The Mountains Episcopal Church, 394 Haywood Street in Waynesville, at 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Anyone interested in joining the Haywood Community Band should call Rhonda Wilson Kram at 456-4880. Visit our website at
Donations of band instruments which are no longer need at home, are gladly accepted, refurbished, and loaned to local school band students for their use. The Community Band, in cooperation with band directors from Tuscola and Pishgah High Schools select students in the Spring for scholarships to attend summer music camp programs in the region.
The Haywood Community Band is supported in part by a grassroots grant from the Haywood County Arts Council and the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency. Monitory donations to the band are gladly accepted by the band.
For additional information, call Rhonda Wilson Kram at 456-4880, or visit our web site at www.haywoodcommunityband.org Look for us in May, 2013, for the start of our Maggie Valley Concert Series.
For additional information, call Rhonda Wilson Kram at 456-4880, or visit us at www.haywoodcommunityband.org
If you are interested in joining the Haywood Community Band, we rehearse every Thursday at Grace Episcopal Church, 394 Haywood Street in Waynesville. Rehearsals starts on March 8 at 6:30 PM the first week, then 7 PM thereafter. Call Rhonda Wilson Kram at 456-4880 for more information.
Spring cleaning time is approaching. We would be happy to have your unused band instruments for our LINKS program, Lonely Instruments Needing Kids. We refurbish instruments and loan them to needy school band students in Haywood County. This would be a tax deductible donation. Call Rhonda at the number listed above, or email Mary Thomas at: email@example.com
REHEARSALS ARE THURSDAYS AT 7PM AT THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN WAYNESVILLE, NC
394 N. Haywood St.
Formed to foster the community spirit with music, the Haywood Community Band has members of all ages and skills, and plays regular concerts during the Summer. Please feel free to explore our site.
L.I.N.K.S. - Lonely Instruments for Needy KidS
The Haywood Community Band sponsors the L.I.N.K.S. program. Students who cannot afford to purchase or rent an instrument can receive one of the instruments available for loan. School music staff and school guidance counselors approve applications. As long as a student participates successfully in the school band program he/she may continue to use the instrument free of charge. Students may also receive the instrument permanently if they have made satisfactory progress.
If you know of a child who may qualify, or if you have an instrument to donate, please contact program coordinator, Mary Thomas, at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.