(photo by John and Sharon Hall at June 2012 concert)
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE HAYWOOD COMMUNITY BAND:
THE HAYWOOD COMMUNITY BAND has begun rehearsals for its eleventh season of providing FREE CONCERTS for the Haywood community. Concerts are played on the third Sunday of each month, May thru October at the Maggie Valley Pavilion next to the Maggie Valley Town Hall. The concerts are performed under the sponsorship of the Maggie Valley Civic Association. A special memorial concert honoring our founder, Bob Hill, will be played on November 3 at the First Methodist Church in Waynesville. In addition to our scheduled theme concerts the band also performs on Memorial Day, July 4th, and when called upon by civic organizations in our Haywood community.
The Haywood Community Band announces its first FREE concert of our eleventh season on Sunday, May 19 at 6:30 PM. The concert, sponsored by the Maggie Valley Civic Association, will be held at the pavilion which is adjacent to the Maggie Valley Town Hall. The theme for this concert will be, "From the Library,"
and will feature memorable music from the past, including Over the Rainbow, Strike Up the Band, and All Shook up. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a beautiful Maggie Valley sunset.
All Maggie Valley concerts are performed for free, and occur on the third Sunday of each month, May through October. The band's next free concert will be held on Sunday June 16 at 6:30 PM. For more information about our concerts, joining the band, or donating unused band instruments you may have, please call Rhonda Wilson Kram at 456-4880
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com for more information.