Jul 29, 2014

Musicians Wanted!

The Milpitas Community Concert Band is currently seeking new musicians to join their popular group.

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The Milpitas Community Concert Band (MCCB) is looking for a few good men and women.

If you play an instrument and are looking for a fun group to join that already has an established fan base and string of regular, high-profile gigs, then the MCCB wants to talk to you.

The beloved, longtime local group is actively inviting musicians from all over the Bay Area to join them.

MCCB performs three family-friendly concerts throughout the year - fall, spring and summer - and is also a treasured musical presence at the City of Milpitas’ Holiday Tree Lighting and Veterans Day ceremonies.

The Milpitas Community Concert Band meets Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:30 p.m., at the at 457 E. Calaveras Blvd. Annual registration is only $30.

Musicians with at least two years experience in woodwind, brass and percussion instruments are invited to join the group. Students, adults and senior citizens are welcome. Even if you haven't touched that old clarinet in the garage for decades, dust it off and come on down, the group says.

MCCB promotes itself as "a low-pressure, pleasant group of people who enjoy making music." The group's concerts aim to provide both the musicians and the audience with the largest variety of repertoire of any community band in the area.

In addition to band standards, MCCB performs a variety of marches, musical/Broadway selections, classical pieces, transcriptions and forgotten gems - some of which haven't been performed in the Bay Area in decades.

MCCB welcomes the following instruments: Flute, any sized clarinet, bassoon, any saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone horn, tuba and percussion.

Rehearsals start Wednesday, Jan. 4.

For more information, please contact the band director, Jeff Yaeger, at mccband@gmail.com or call the City of Milpitas Parks and Recreation Services Department at 508-586-3210. You can also visit the group's website.

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