The Hanover Concert Band will begin it’s 27th season of good music by shifting its rehearsal day and time so rehearsals for The Ashland Variety Show can be held at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center on Tuesday evenings. The Hanover Concert Band will rehearse at The HAAC Sunday, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; beginning Jan. 31 through March 5. We will return to The HAAC and rehearse from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14. An active concert schedule is planned for 2017 and will be announced in March for your attendance and enjoyment.
The Hanover Concert Band, known throughout the metro Richmond region as “The Musical Ambassadors for Hanover County,” was founded in 1989. From our first concert in early 1990, they have maintained a membership of 35-45 musicians with an experience level from 2-70 plus years. They have traveled throughout the metro Richmond and Hanover environs providing music, education and entertainment every year with 12-16 concerts and events, both indoors and outdoors. They have high school and college student musicians in the band who play with the seasoned veterans. If you played “once upon a time” or are playing an instrument now and want a band to play with, come join us! Rehearsals are held at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center, 500 South Center Street in Ashland, Tuesdays, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., mid January through mid December. To schedule a concert, call (804) 789-0536. Learn more about them online at
www.hanoverconcertband.org. Hanover Concert Band, P.O. Box 652, Ashland, VA 23005.
Karla Bloom is the band’s director. She was a high school music educator and band director in New York before moving to Virginia. A flutist and mezzo-soprano, she received her degree in music education from C.W. Post College. Currently she is an administrator at Patrick Henry High School in Hanover County and is the music director at Ashland Presbyterian Church. Karla joined the Hanover Concert Band as conductor and music director in 1999.