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Community Band Forming on Sevier County Campus
June 14, 2021

Do you miss the days of playing the clarinet or trumpet as a proud member of your high school or college band? Walters State’s Sevier County Campus is giving you the chance to get that instrument out of the closet and become part of a new community band.
Conductor Tom Lundberg said it’s never too late to pick up your instrument again.
“The band won’t meet until fall semester. You have time to dust off the instrument, reacquaint yourself with it and have any needed repairs. I’ll be glad to provide some music for future band members to use over the summer. 

This band won’t have auditions. This is just for the love of music,” Lundberg said. 
Lundberg has conducted the Walters State Sevier County Jazz Band for over 10 years and he has played trombone professionally for five decades. 
“We are excited to have this new band at Walters State as it brings both new musicians and those with years of experience together,” said Amber Williamson, assistant professor of music.
“Tom has worked with the Sevier County High School Band and rehearsals will be in the band room there. Members of high school bands across Sevier and Cocke counties have also been invited to participate,” Williamson said. 
Rehearsals will be on Mondays at 6 p.m. beginning Aug. 23. Community members will not be required to register. Instead, members will be asked to pay a $40 participation fee to cover the cost of music. 
“As we planned this group, we made the combination of new and old the cornerstone. We’ll playing some classic band numbers and we’ll also be exploring some new composers and works,” Lundberg said. 
For more information about the band, contact Lundberg at tombone@earthlink.net.  

CUTLINE: Amber Williamson, assistant professor of music at Walters State, and Tom Lundberg, conductor of the new Walters State Sevier County Campus Community Band, rehearse together.