From about 1990 until 2009, amateur musicians in Richmond had no organization in which to play. In the fall of 2010, however, a handful of interested individuals put out the word, and the Madison Community Band was formed.
Under the direction of Dr. John Stroube, this versatile musical organization has done 18 performances. The band’s next performance will be Friday at the fountain areas of the Richmond Centre.
With the initial downbeat at 7 p.m., the concert will continue until 10 p.m.
The band’s Richmond Centre presentation this year features printed programs for audience members to help them identify the musicians and keep track of the musical selections.
“The band has about 30 selections to play, from standard marches and lyrical songs to rousing hits from Broadway. There’s something for about everybody, as long as they have an appreciation for traditional music,” Stroube said. “We are honored to return to the Richmond Centre as a feature of its Summer Music Series.”
The band’s musical performances have become more solid through the years, Stroube said.
“It has been rewarding to hear the band improve over time,” he said. “Many players have improved, and new players have joined, resulting in a group that learns more quickly and sounds better.”
Musicians interested in joining the band and those interested in receiving notifications about band performances should e-mail Stroube at email@example.com.
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