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Charles City Municipal Band calls for musicians, announces concert dates for 39th season

Charles City Municipal Band calls for musicians, announces concert dates for 39th season
To the Press

The Charles City Municipal Band is inviting all instrumentalists to join the group for its 39th season. Anyone interested in playing with the band is asked to come to the group’s first rehearsal on Wednesday, May 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Charles City High School band room.

Concerts are scheduled for June 2, June 16 and July 4, all starting at 7:30 p.m. Concerts will be held in Central Park, except for the Fourth of July concert, which will be behind the Charles City Public Library prior to the fireworks. All rehearsals will be at the Charles City High School.

Jake Gassman, director of bands from Charles City High School, will conduct the June 2 concert. Mike Fisher, superintendent of Charles City schools, will conduct the June 16 concert, and Scott Stroud, director of bands from Nashua-Plainfield High School, will conduct the July 4 concert.

Rehearsals will be at 7:30 p.m. on May 22, May 29, June 5, June 12, June 19, June 26 and July 3. Rehearsals will be over by 9 p.m.

Charles City’s Municipal Band dates back to the Iowa Band Law, which allowed a tax to provide a community band. The group had municipal bands back before most of can remember. The most recent incarnation has been around since 1981.

The Charles City Municipal Band Board of Directors includes Teresa Bertelsen, Susan Jacob, Joel Thompson, Scott Nolte, and Shirley Kelly.

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