Cerro Coso offers community band course

Cero Coso Community College will offer Community Band for college credit this fall.

MUSC C141 – Community Band — will meet on Thursdays from 6 to 9:10 p.m. in the College Lecture Center (MB 250). As part of the course, the band will perform one or two times for the Ridgecrest community.

Community Band is billed as an excellent opportunity to partner with other musicians in the area, to build bonds with other artists and learn from their expertise and experiences — and to earn one unit of college credit.

All band musicians should have had at least two years of prior instruction. Brass and woodwind musicians should be able to play several major and minor scales to take this class.

Debra Veit will instruct the course and assist participants in improving musical skills, appreciating music and its different styles and playing musical instruments as part of a group. “The sense of community, esthetics and perseverance instilled in band members remains throughout life,” said Veit.

Fall classes begin Aug. 24. Complete registration and course information is available at www.cerrocoso.edu, or dveit@ cerrocoso.edu.

Story First Published: 2013-07-24