Reactivation of the Regional Mid-York Concert Band

NORWICH – The formation of a concert band to serve musicians and audiences in the Greater Chenango County Area is underway. Numerous individuals who play in the Norwich City, Oxford Community, Smyrna Citizens, and other bands during summer were notified of the opportunity for playing in the reorganized Mid-York Concert Band (MYCB) during the fall, winter, and spring seasons when community bands are inactive. This resulted in a small, enthusiastic group meeting for MYCB’s first rehearsal in the evening of February 10th. During the evening, the group played through challenging arrangements of classical, semi-classical, show tunes as well as marches such as Zo Elliott’s “British Eighth” march. Before adjourning for the evening, members resolved to continue development of MYCB. Potential members will be again contacted by USPS mail as well as by email and phone calls. They will be polled to determine the optimal time for rehearsals. Until this task is completed, the band will rehearse on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings of the month. The next rehearsal will be at 7:00 p.m. in the band room of the Norwich Middle School on Midland Dr.

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