MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Community Band is sponsoring a summer youth band for sixth through eighth grade instrumental band students having at least one year of playing experience.

This is a great way to meet new friends, have fun with the music and learn some new skills. The band is playing “Hang on Sloopy,” and music of various genres like rock, pop, classics, patriotic and jazz.

Practices are Tuesdays, from 6:30-8 p.m., beginning June 13 through Aug. 1; no rehearsal on July 4. The band is meeting at the First Church of God, 10 Pine St., Mount Vernon. Each student will need to purchase a band T-shirt for concerts.

Registration forms must be in by June 6 so music folders can be ready. Email for the form. Contact Karen McClellan at 740-503-5067 for more information.



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