EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 27, 2012

Community band celebrates 15 years

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — WINDHAM — The Windham Community Band performed for the first time on Aug. 28, 1997, for the opening of Windham’s new Nesmith Library building.

On Saturday, it will celebrate 15 years of community music-making. The event will be held at Searles School and Chapel in Windham from 2 to 5 pm.

Past and present band members, friends and family, business contributors, and supporters from the town of Windham will come together to socialize, reminisce and celebrate the organization’s short, but very active, history.

The program will include a buffet lunch, musical entertainment by talented soloists and ensembles from the band, video of concert band, swing band and flute ensemble performances, band photos and memorabilia, and more.

Past band members, supporters and friends of the band are invited and encouraged to attend. They are asked to contact David Howard at 965-3842 or musicandcats@comcast.net.

The Windham Community Bands organization was founded in 1997 by Windham residents Roanne Copley and Frank Rydstrom, along with conductor Bruce Lee.

It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the Windham community and the region. Over the years, the Windham Community Bands have attracted many dedicated, talented volunteer musicians from Windham and many towns and cities throughout Southern New Hampshire and northeastern Massachusetts.

Its three groups, the Windham Concert Band, Windham Swing Band and Windham Flute Ensemble, rehearse and perform throughout the year.

Upcoming events include the Windham Christmas Tree Lighting at Windham Town Hall on Dec. 8 at 3:30 p.m., the seventh annual Holiday Concert at Windham High School on Dec. 16 at 2 p.m., and the 15th Annual Evening of Music dinner/dance/fundraiser at Castleton on March 2, 2013, at 5:15 p.m.

For further information, contact David Howard at 965-3842 or musicandcats@comcast.net.