Date(s) - 09/05/2016
Murphys Community Park
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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 5, at 6:30 p.m.
There will be tunes for everyone’s taste ranging from Latin, jazz, swing, marches, patriotic music and a few familiar oldies. The band has added several new numbers including a medley of Eric Clapton favorites, some Maynard Ferguson music including the Theme from Rocky, and a sampling of Michael Buble tunes such as I’ve Got You Under My Skin, and Save the Last Dance for Me.
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.
“Donations to help us continue to provide free concerts are always appreciated,” says Harper.
The band is always looking for musicians to join it in providing entertainment throughout Calaveras County.
“We are in great need of brass, flutes and clarinets,” says Harper. “We are a fun group that gets great joy out of providing all forms of band music in the Mother Lode. No matter your age, you can find a place with us. Many people who have not played for years discover that they still have chops.”
Anyone wanting to learn more about becoming a band member should call Carol Betz at 728-9057. The band’s website is calaverascommunityband.org.
Murphys Community Park is located on Algiers St. in historic downtown Murphys.