The Calaveras Community Band, that traces its history to California’s gold rush days, will present a special Labor Day concert under the leadership of Director Mic Harper in the Murphys Community Park on Monday, September 1, at 6:30 p.m.
There will be music for everyone’s taste ranging from swing and jazz to show tunes and marches. The band has added two new Latin tunes to its repertoire.
There is no admission charge. Families and other members of the community are invited to pack a picnic dinner and enjoy this holiday concert. There will not be any food or beverages for sale in the park.
Through the cooperation of the Murphys Community Club, during the warm-weather months the band holds its weekly Monday rehearsals in the park’s distinctive gazebo. Following the Labor Day concert the band will move its rehearsal location to Bret Harte High School in Angels Camp.
In addition to thanking the club, the band is appreciative of the support it receives from local residents and businesses.
“Because we receive money through the Save Mart SHARES Cards and Angels Foods and Sierra Hills Markets Community Cards, we are able to bring new and exciting music to our audiences throughout the year,” says Harper. “Donations to help us continue to provide free concerts are always appreciated.”
The band is always looking for musicians to join it in providing entertainment throughout Calaveras County. If you play an instrument and think it would be fun to be part of the group, there is a seat and a hearty welcome awaiting you.
Anyone wanting to learn more about becoming a band member should call Carol Betz at 728-9057.