Join the Band!
This band is all about having fun playing music! We welcome players from the age of twelve to 100 (over 100, please bring a note from your parents). There are no auditions, no attendance requirements, no costs, and no commitment other than to enjoy playing music and laugh at your own mistakes (and if you don’t make any, you’ll be in the minority!).
This is a band for young people in the early stages of learning music and older people who enjoyed playing in the school band many years ago and are willing to blow the dust off their old horn and see if they can remember how to play it. We even have a few members who are actually good, and we appreciate their help in keeping this together!
We play monthly concerts – nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, senior citizen residences.… concerts in the park. And as with our rehearsals, your attendance and participation are at your convenience – optional, not required. If you are only able to join us occasionally but enjoy your time with us, you are just as welcome as the dedicated player who never misses a rehearsal.
In time, we may also expand into some specialty ensembles such as a Swing Jazz Big Band, Dixieland Band, Brass Choir, and smaller wind chamber groups. There will also be opportunities for those who would like to learn conducting and leadership of an ensemble as well.
We rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 in the Morris Plains Community Center, 51 Jim Fear Dr, Morris Plains, NJ 07950.
(UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 all rehearsals are currently held outdoors in the parking lot.)
If you arrive late or have to leave early that’s okay, just try to be quiet as you come and go so as not to disturb the rehearsal in progress.
For more information, please contact us at 973-998-1081 or email larryripley(at)verizon(dot)net