Community band needs members

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record
Community Band director Rusty Ruggles is recruiting musicians for this year's version of the band.

Rusty Ruggles is getting the "band back together" again. The community band that is. This will be the band's ninth season together.

Rehearsals will be held at the junior high and always start at 6:30 p.m.

Performances for this year are:

Thursday, June 24th  - Pops Concert - 7 pm

Sunday, July 4th - Music in the Park - noon

Thursday, July 15th - Concert at the Fairgrounds - 5:30

Finale Concert - Sunday, August 8th - 7 pm

Summer rehearsals

Tuesdays - May 25, Tuesdays - June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 July 13, 20, 27,

Aug 3rd     (We will be taking the week of July 6th off this year)

Ruggles said, "Remember that I realize that we are all very busy this summer. We can't make all the rehearsals. All I ask is that you try and make most of them and when you cannot make a rehearsal, just let me know via email.  Also try and recruit some others to join the fun.  There are many people out there who can play and haven't because they are scared. You might be the push that they need to dust that horn off and join the summer fun."

Ruggles added, "I am so excited for all the performances this summer. We have a lot of really cool and creative things going on in Central Park at the Band Shell. The Community Band will be an integral part of the great activities for the town of Aledo. I am certainly looking forward to seeing you all this summer! Please email me at some point because I lost all my contacts through a virus!"

For more information contact Ruggles: 701 NW 2nd St., Aledo; 582-8305 or by email - ruggles30@yahoo.com