The Rockport Legion Band is Recruiting!

We’re looking for additional players on ALL concert band instruments. If you were a competent player in high school or college and have “lapsed” in your playing, this is the place to get back to playing on a regular basis! If you are a current player looking for a regular rehearsal venue, this is it! If you play any of the instruments on our “Wish List” to the right, please contact us.

We do not audition or have a “play-in”. Come join us for a few rehearsals and see if you’d like to become a member. If you’re interested or have questions, please leave a comment to that effect.

You can “check us out” on any of our recording links — either Cape Ann Web or Jukebox Alive in the column on the right, or on our “Recordings” page at the top of your screen.

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Rockport Legion Band Featured on “Brasscast”

Peter Ryan and Lucas Burns, hosts of the international band podcast “Brasscast”, have selected the Rockport Legion Band to be featured on their program of September 6, 2009.

The program will feature five tracks from the RLB’s CD “We Are The Rockport Legion Band” plus an interview that will give listeners an brief overview of the band. The musical examples are:

Duble: Galop Zip Boom

Sousa: Belle of Chicago March

Allen: General Mixup, U.S.A.

Lampe/Park: Watermelon Club Rag

Lowrey: Prince of Decorah Galop

We are, of course, thrilled to be recognized and featured on such a widely-heard program. Peter tells me that they have over 40,000 listeners worldwide! Not bad for a little band from the edge of the world.

“Brasscast” has, unfortunately, ceased to exist (like many Internet enterprises), so the program is now available by clicking on the “RLB on Brasscast” link to our media player (Jukebox Alive!) in the right hand column.

First Rehearsal of 2012!

Our first rehearsal in the new year will be Thursday, January 5 at 7:30 P.M. in the Legion Hall. Where does the time go??

Bob Krause should be there to discuss our options for investment. This is an important topic for our future; we hope everyone will be able to make it.

We had an excellent performing year in 2011. Let’s hope our playing in 2012 is even better!

We’re Recruiting!

We are looking for a few more players. Our permanent wish list is located in the column to your right, but we have section openings for four clarinet players (three Bb sopranos and a bass) and a flute or two in addition to the Wish List. We could also use an additional Euphonium (B.C.) player.

If you played credibly in high school or college, and would like to continue, give us a try. We have our general performance schedule and listing of past programs listed on other pages if you are interested.