HJ Crosby Community Band prepares for indoor rehearsals
DEXTER — While the Dexter-based HJ Crosby Community Band has enjoyed practicing and performing outdoors this summer, evenings are getting cooler, windier and darker. Not wanting it to be “the day the music died” to borrow from Don McLean, the band has alternate plans in the face of COVID-19.
The band will have a dedicated space upstairs in the Dexter Town Hall. A ramp and elevator are available for easier access. Individuals will be assigned clear, tri-fold barriers made by volunteers. Measures are being taken to ensure proper ventilation and distancing. People are being asked to wear facial coverings, when possible, when in close proximity to others. Rehearsals start at 6 p.m.
The Harold J. Crosby Community Band honors the Dexter-born composer and features his pieces as well as a mix of traditional and more modern works. A wind, brass and percussion ensemble, the band welcomes new and returning members. The group, a member of the New Horizons International Music Association, consists of all ages and abilities. It is a non-profit organization, free instrumental loan and instruction are available.