Area musicians are invited to join the Rolla Town Band this summer. Rehearsals begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 16. The band is open to musicians age 14 and older. Players of all abilities are welcome, including those who have not played in recent years.
Rehearsals will be held 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in June beginning June 16, as well as Tuesday, July 5, Tuesday, July 12, and Tuesday, July 19. Rehearsals will be held in Room 137 Castleman Hall, located on the campus of Missouri University of Science and Technology at 10th and Main streets in Rolla.
The band will perform four concerts this summer. The first concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, on the Castleman Green, located at the corner of 10th and State streets. Concerts will also be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, and Thursday, June 21, on the Castleman Green, and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, on the front lawn of the Phelps County Courthouse, located at 200 N. Main St. in Rolla. All four concerts are free and open to the public.
The band will be conducted by David Cress, assistant teaching professor in music at Missouri S&T. S&T students who wish to earn credit for their work with the Rolla Town Band can register for two units of credit in Music 1130, Section 3A, course No. 70403.
Organizations and individuals interested in helping sponsor the Rolla Town Band this summer, as well as those interested in performing in the ensemble, are encouraged to contact Cress at 573-341-6837 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow the band’s progress this summer on Facebook at facebook.com/pages/Rolla-Town-Band/133117630044254.