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.
Tuesday 4 to 6pm, Mulberry Rec Car
Hugh Wicks 352-431-8004
Did you know ---
PLAYING AN INSTRUMENT INCREASES BRAIN FUNCTION!!
One of the best benefits of learning a musical instrument is that playing an instrument increases intelligence. Playing an instrument can boost your smarts by improving executive functions (EF) in the brain. EF are high-level cognitive abilities associated with various leadership and academic skills — high levels of EF allow a person to process and retain information more quickly, regulate reckless behavior and make better decisions. EF skills also correlate with better strategizing, planning, and problem-solving.
People with high EF ability can respond better to changing situations and address new tasks more effectively. They often pay close attention to details and can balance both the mental and emotional aspects of a problem or situation. (From Record Head, a Milwaukee music store)
A professor from Michigan State says, “We are just beginning to understand the positive effects of making music on our bodies and our physical health.”
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?
Jean Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
THE VILLAGES HOMETOWN BAND CALENDAR
Hometown Band Rehearsal Info
Rehearsal Aug 22 - Oct 31 , 4-6pm, Mulberry Rec Center
No rehearsal Nov 7
No rehearsal Nov 21
Rehearsal Dec 5, 4-5
(Concert Band performance)
No rehearsal Dec 12-26
Winter rehearsal resume Jan 2, 2024
4-6 Mulberry Rec Center
Hometown Band Concerts 2023-2024
Dress rehearsal Sunday Nov 5, 4-6pm
at Savannah Center
Fall Concert Monday, Nov 6, 7pm, Report time TBA (usually around 5pm)
Winter Concert Dress rehearsal Tuesday March 5 at Savannah , 4-6pm
Winter Concert Wednesday, March 6, 7pm at Savannah
Spring Concert - TBA