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THE VILLAGES HOMETOWN BAND


is comprised of Villages residents with a variety of musical backgrounds,

from professional to those who have picked up their instruments after

an extended hiatus. The band currently has 97 members and performs

concert band music from Broadway, Hollywood, marches and pop classics.

The Hometown Band performs at the Savannah Center,

throughout The Villages and beyond.

The band rehearses Tuesdays from 4-6pm at Mulberry Recreation Center

in The Villages, from mid-August through April.


Hometown Band

Tuesday 4 to 6pm, Mulberry Rec Car

Hugh Wicks 352-431-8004

hwicks627@gmail.com



HOMETOWN BAND FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER


It was fun getting back together last month, and in February we’ll continue polishing our music for the March 6th concert! As we continue to make changes, remember only pencil markings on the music! If you need a tie or scarf for the concert, be sure and see Diane (flutes). For the new members, she is also the person to see about your HTB shirt and name badge.


If you have not visited the Bands of The Villages website, check it out to make sure your photo is included in the Hometown Band webpage. If you are not there, or don’t like your photo, we will be taking pictures in February. John Littlefield (trumpet) will be available on the 6th and 13th at 3:30 to take your picture.


We will continue to explore the Top Ten Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument this month, looking at the benefit “Improves Concentration”. Along with increased patience, playing a musical instrument can also improve your concentration. When reading from sheet music, players must pay close attention to each note on the page, as well as watch for changing key signatures, time signatures, tempo markings, repeat signs, and more! If a player loses concentration while performing a piece, they will suddenly be six measures behind the rest of the band and playing in the wrong key! (Taken from Record Head)


Musicians must remain actively engaged when playing an instrument, which trains their focus and concentration. Practicing proper concentration can then transfer into your everyday activities.


Take the time each week this month to say “hi” to a band member in a different section!!


Enjoy the longer, warmer days of February!

The Villages Concert Band


is active in the area, supporting groups and organizations with the

funds from all concerts.


Jean Butler, the conductor

of The Villages Concert

Band has built a great musical organization here

in The Villages that approaches every playing opportunity with tremendous professionalism. Interested 

in becoming a part of The Villages Concert Band?


Contact,

Jean Butler at butlerjean@comcast.net

or 352-751-3401






Attendance Policy for playing a Concert


As we continue grow

in quality of performance

and quantity of members 

it is imperative to have full attendance at rehearsals.


We all know that there are very good reasons why people are not able to attend every rehearsal

and those reasons are respected; however, the following guidelines have been established to insure the highest level of performance that we 

can possibly achieve.


Ways to Improve Practice Time


http:

//lewbuckley.com/

blog/practicing.html

THE VILLAGES HOMETOWN BAND CALENDAR


Hometown Band Rehearsal Info


Spring rehearsal resume Jan 2, 2024

4-6 Mulberry Rec Center


Hometown Band Concerts 2023-2024


Spring Concert Dress rehearsal Tuesday March 5 at Savannah , 4-6pm


Winter Concert Wednesday, March 6, 7pm at Savannah 


Spring Concert - TBA