Wahpeton/Breckenridge Community Band

2logoThe Community Band is going strong again this year. They performed in Chahinkapa Park on the 24th of June to their biggest crowd to date!

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When asked about the performance, Band Director, Kent Loken said,

“There were 22 musicians on stage on June 24:
2 Flutes, 4 Clarinets, 1 Alto Sax, 3 French Horns, 6 Trumpets, 1 Trombone, 2 Baritones, 2 Percussionists and me!

One notable “what-not” of our June 24 “Music in the Park” concert was performing 5 new pieces that had only been rehearsed twice, with the performance being the first time that all of us were together!  This is a testament to the caliber of musicianship of the band members.

At our upcoming performance on Wednesday, July 31st, we will be performing 3 more new songs.  We have also added another French Horn player, making us a 4-Horn Band!  The variety of music that is performed has a “high” audience appeal rating!  We have several styles of music in our repertoire, making the performance very audience-friendly!  We have also been known to provide “treats” at our concerts!

We are a very friendly group that takes seriously both our music-making and having fun!  New members are welcome to join at any time.  As we are somewhat lacking in our bass voice, it would be especially great if we could find people that play any of the following instruments: Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Baritone Saxophone or Tuba.”