Sharon Bands Update – November 2021 Newsletter

Hi Everyone,

Rehearsal on Thursday (November 11): I spoke with our contact at the K of C in Walpole today and we are all set to have rehearsal there tomorrow night. The school is closed for Veteran’s Day, so we will be holding rehearsal for both bands at 137 Stone Street, Walpole. 7:15 start for concert band and 9:00 for RSBB. Bring stands. They have chairs.

Dues: Now that we are back to regular rehearsals, we will be collecting dues for the 2021-2022 season. Dues are $75 per person. Many of you paid advanced dues last year to help us get through the year, so you are all set for this year. For everyone else, dues can be paid through Paypal on our website: Member Update Form/Dues – The Sharon Bands (sharon-bands.org). We aren’t going to be able to do the same number of concerts we do during a normal year, so dues will be especially important this year. We also accept any donations anyone would like to make through the same link. Thanks for your support.

Library: It looks like we will again be looking for a new home for our music library this spring. If all else fails, we will have to rent storage space in a facility that is climate controlled, but we would like to find a more affordable option. If anyone knows of anything in the Sharon area, please let us know. We have some time, but it’s definitely something we need to look into resolving.

Attendance: We are back to business as usual with rehearsals, so if you are unable to attend a rehearsal, please send an email to personnel@sharonbands.org as soon as you know you can’t attend. Steve plans the pieces we are going to play in advance based on the instrumentation we think will be at rehearsal that evening. When someone is out unexpectedly, it can affect those plans, so please let us know as far in advance as possible if you can’t attend a rehearsal. Please note that a late email may not be received in time as there is very poor service at the Sharon Middle School, so if personnel managers or myself are already at the middle school when your email comes in, we likely won’t see it until after rehearsal.

Recruiting New Members: We are working on some really great pieces in the concert band right now, with more to come in the hopes that we will doing some concerts in the spring. We could use more flutes, clarinets, 2nd trumpets and percussion, so invite your friends to join us! (Vaccination is still required.) We are also still looking for a pianist for RSBB.

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