Central Arizona College & local community band together to create music in Pinal County


July 20, 2009

PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. – Pinal County is full of talented musicians looking for an outlet to plug in their creativity and desire to play.

So if you want to join a band, have fun, and experience great camaraderie, then Central Arizona College is playing a tune you won’t get out of your head.

Rick Moore, CAC’s director of bands, is recruiting musicians throughout Pinal County to join the Central Arizona College Community Wind Ensemble.
 
“If you have ever thought about joining a band, then this is an opportunity for you to become part of something creative and fun,” Moore explained. “We are looking for people from Pinal County who are interested in joining what is really their community band.”

The CAC Wind Ensemble consists of approximately 50 members from six different Pinal County communities. The age range of the ensemble is 16-90 and features participants from a myriad of professions.
 
“If there are multiple family members who enjoy playing music, then this really can become a great family-bonding activity,” Moore, the conductor of the ensemble, said. “It also exposes the public to Central Arizona College and maybe entices someone to take classes at our institution.”

The ensemble performs a wide range of standard concert band literature as well as lighter works of music. Under the guidance of Moore, the group performs one concert on the Signal Peak Campus each semester in the Don P. Pence Center for Visual & Performing Arts.

“Membership in the ensemble is open to all who enjoy and wish to continue playing their instrument and are willing to make the commitment to be at all rehearsals,” Moore said.

The first rehearsal is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. in Room 126 of the Pence Center. Rehearsals will take place each Tuesday evening from 7-8:50 p.m. until the fall concert which is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Pence Center.

Anyone interested in becoming part of the CAC Community Wind Ensemble should contact Rick Moore by phone at 520-494-5399 or by e-mail at rick.moore@centralaz.edu.

(Central Arizona College’s Signal Peak Campus is located at 8470 North Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128. The campus is located at the base of Signal Peak Mountain between the cities of Coolidge and Casa Grande, just east of Interstate 10.)


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