“WE’RE PUTTING THE BAND TOGETHER”
(If the Blues Brothers can do it, so can we!)
There is music in the air as Dr. Jim Rourk assembles a Beginning Community Band.
*Never played an instrument before?
*Never been in a concert or marching band before?
This class is in its third quarter through Clark College Continuing Education and includes a variety of players from beginners and beyond who are enjoying the easy, laid back introduction to playing music and performing with a band. These musicians develop their skills on their own timetable with no stress or expectations other than what they put on themselves. The fun atmosphere makes learning easier as members help each other under the watchful eye of Dr. Jim.
The goal of this on-going class is for participants to eventually move up to the Vancouver Community Concert or Marching Band. So, try it out – for one quarter or continual playtime. Once you start to learn your instrument and play various tunes, you will be hooked. All you need to have is your instrument of choice and a music stand. It doesn’t get any easier to introduce yourself to the joy of making music!
And if you need further convincing -
Here are five reasons to play a musical instrument:
1. Playing a musical instrument makes you smarter!
Adults can benefit from learning to play an instrument because it helps the mind to be alert and remain active eventually helping to sharpen the memory.
2. It teaches Discipline!
Learning to play an instrument is like learning another language. You have to be disciplined in order to master playing your instrument. You need to make yourself practice.
3. Playing a musical instrument relieves stress!
Music is one of life’s simple joys; it helps calm the mind. When you hear soft, soothing music you feel more relaxed; and when you hear peppy music or a band playing, your whole being perks up and your toes start tapping.
4. Sense of achievement!
If you’re a beginner learning to play your first piece, it can be frustrating. But once you’ve mastered it, the satisfaction you’ll feel is priceless. Even if it’s just a simple piece, you’ll never forget the first piece you have mastered.
5. Playing a musical instrument is fun!
Playing an instrument can be hard work, but playing an instrument is fun too. As you get better at it, you will be able to share your newly learned skill with family, friend or just enjoy it yourself.
Spring into a new adventure!
Beginning Community Band