For many, it’s time to get back to the instruments for the fall rehearsal and concert season. Here’s a couple of options if you are looking for a place where you can dust off your instruments:
The New Horizons Band in Canton, Michigan is looking for members. This “high school band for grownups” right now is a very small group that meets on Tuesdays at the Evola Music Store on Haggerty Road. Part of the program includes basic lessons in music theory. For more information, go to www.evolaband.com or call Lauren Erickson at (734) 455-4677 x80. And yes, that’s my husband Chuck on alto sax.
The Orchard Lake Philharmonic Society has added another band option this year, and they still have seats to fill. The newly renamed Orchard Lake Symphony Orchestra is still seeking cello players and a few other select positions, but the string and woodwind sections are full. (But without me in violins this fall, unfortunately, due to a schedule conflict). For more information, go to www.OLPSMusic.org. Rehearsals begin the week of September 14th.
Many other groups are looking for new musicians as well. I’m hearing of a particular need for clarinet players on the West Side this year. Check out the list of Places to Play on the right for quick access to several dozen groups who accept amateur, recreational musicians.