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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch
  • Over 60 band looking for new members to play

  • Playing music is a lifelong activity and a group of Minnesotans who perform around the state are a testament to that reality.
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  • Playing music is a lifelong activity and a group of Minnesotans who perform around the state are a testament to that reality.
     
    The Minnesota Over-60 band is made up primarily of members who are 60 and older (men and women) who perform in numerous parades, at county fairs and in a variety of other venues during the summer.
     
    There are openings in every section of the band and a few members younger than 60, so if that is you, and you have an interest, give us a try.
     
    While the group started in Gaylord, Sibley County, back in 1953 as the Sibley County Senior Citizens Hobby Band, the group continued to expand, so six decades later, the group includes people from a wide variety of communities and walks of life who have a mutual interest in music as a hobby. The Minnesota Over-60 band was inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in 2003.
     
    Rehearsals will be held May 2, 9, 16 and 30 in the Arlington Community Center. Each rehearsal includes two practices from 10-11:30 a.m. And 1-2:30 p.m.
     
    Performances begin in June and continue into September.
    For more information about the Minnesota Over-60 Band call 507-934-6103.
     

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