St. Marys Concert Band practices begin March 4
St. Marys Community Concert Band has been performing for the Mid-Ohio Valley for the past 10 years currently under the direction of Rocky Wiseman and Dave Burton. The band originally consisted of alumni from the St. Marys High School band but over the years has grown and now its members are not only from Pleasants County W.Va., Wood County, W.Va. and Washington County, Ohio.
Practices will start this year on March 4. The band meets once a week on Tuesdays for a two hour practice starting a 7 p.m. at the St. Mary Marina. New musicians are eagerly accepted and tryouts are not required. The musicians are volunteers who come from all walks of life and range from their early twenties to their late seventies.
The band’s upcoming season begins April 5 and concludes with a Christmas Concert in St. Marys.
Ten concerts are performed each season throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley. Music performed range from the classic masterpieces, contemporary and modern classical selections and stirring marches. All concerts are open and free to the public.