Band music fun and fellowship is a lifetime adventure, as evidenced by the GCCB membership, which ranges from early teens to mid-80s.
Community bands are usually seeking more clarinetists. Bradley sophomore Kelci Beavers and senior Nikki Mills will now make valuable contributions to that woodwind section. French Horn playing is one of the most important and challenging instruments in concert band performance. Junior Drew Goins is now a member of the talented French horn section.
Noah Tuten, another Bradley junior, joined the experienced trumpet section, and sophomore Jamey Critchfield’s talent augments the trombone section.
Conductor Don Bindrim is rehearsing the band for its next public concert, now scheduled for Nov. 23 at Lee University’s Conn Center. Departing from their traditional fall Halloween theme this year, the band has chosen to take their audience around the calendar with music featuring our national and religious holidays.
The band rehearses each Monday, except holidays, starting at 7 p.m. in the Cleveland High School Band room. Present and former woodwind, brass and percussion players of all skill levels are welcome without audition. Access to the band room is at the back of the high school. Turn off Raider drive, going parallel past the football stadium, then turn left behind the school.
When the band returned to rehearsals in August, after a summer break, they were delightfully surprised to see the two band rooms totally refurbished with tile floors of school colors, new wire lockers, light painted walls and sound baffles on walls and ceiling. GCCB members greatly appreciate the continued support given to this musical group from Cleveland High School.
For information about joining the band as a performing member, or as volunteer for non-playing duties, call (423) 614-0060.