Under the direction of Leonard Salvo, the Ashland Area Community Concert Band (AACCB) continues its twenty-fifth season and is for those that loved playing in band in high school or college and want the opportunity to play again. Beginning Feb. 13, the Community Band rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:00 p.m. in Room 115 of the Center for the Arts (formerly the Arts and Humanities building). Performances for the ensemble this semester include a performance at the University with the Ashland University Symphonic Band on Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m..
Requirements for membership are the ability to play a wind or percussion instrument (no need to be a virtuoso); an interest in playing for enjoyment; desire to play a wide variety of music for the public; an interest in meeting new people who share a common interest and availability for rehearsals on Tuesday evenings.
Membership in AACCB is open to all adults. Students still in high school may also participate with the permission of the ensemble's director. A nominal membership fee of $25 is requested and payable by the fourth week of rehearsals to continue participation in the ensemble for the semester. The membership fee is payable at the Ashland University Box Office via phone at 419.289.5125 or online at www.ashland.edu/tickets by clicking on the "Buy Single Tickets" icon.