The Rolla Town Band will have its first summer concert performance at 7:30
p.m. Thursday, July 3, on the Castleman Hall Green located at 10th and State
streets on the MIssouri S&T campus. This week’s concert features patriotic
music by Frank Ticheli, Carmen Ward, John Cacavas, Clare Grundman, Glenn
Osterling and John Philip Sousa.
The Rolla Town Band began rehearsals on June 10. There are still openings in
a few sections. Rehearsals are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Most performances
will be held on Thursdays in July.
The band is open to musicians age 14 and older. All ability levels are
welcome, including those who haven’t played in 20 years.
The band is conducted by Dr. Robert J. Cesario, director of bands and
orchestras at Missouri S&T, and Ashley Hibbs, associate conductor and newly
appointed director of bands for the New Springs, Mo., school system.
Sponsors for the Rolla Town Band include the Missouri S&T arts,
languages and philosophy department, Forum Dental, KMST and the World’s Finest
Rolla German Band. Additional sponsors are needed. Organizations and
individuals interested in helping to sponsor the Rolla Town Band this summer,
as well as those interested in performing in the ensemble, can contact Cesario
at 573- 341-4698 or email@example.com.