The Creston Community Band in a 2013 performance.

Creston Community Band concert highlighting partnerships

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The Creston Community Band, often the guest at local functions to help with fundraising, is pleased to announce an Arts and Culture Week concert on April 25 at the Prince Charles Theatre.

Our concert focuses on band members’ pursuit of musical opportunities with other individuals and community groups, such as Rainbow Connection, Kokanee Brass and Footlighters Theatre Society. Band conductor Monte Anderson, who is well known for his support of local singers, will accompany Marlene Nash.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30. Admission is $10, with tickets available from band members, Black Bear Books, Kingfisher Used Books or at the door.

The present Creston Community Band was formed in 1989 by a small group of dedicated musicians who saw a real need to provide appropriate music at various town functions. Band members come from all parts of the community and even as far away as Cranbrook.

Under the direction of Anderson, the band has a large repertoire, which includes upbeat swing, jazz, Dixie, film and television tunes, Broadway hits, classical, traditional and dance tunes, offering something for all musical types and tastes.

The band is always looking for new members. Some of the present members had not played an instrument for over 30 years and were amazed at how quickly it all came back. So, if you are a recent player or have not played since school (however long ago that was), from piccolo to tuba, the band will help you get back into the “swing” of things.

The band has recently moved to St Stephen’s Presbyterian Church hall where it can store its music library, drums, stands and other equipment. The move allows members to practice and perform in the same location, although they will continue to support local functions. Rehearsals are 7-9 p.m. Monday evenings at the church hall at 306 Northwest Blvd.

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