PHOTO: The HJ Community Band has been practing outside, but is going indoors, with some measures taken to keep everyone healthy. (Submitted photo)
DEXTER — While Dexter-based HJ Crosby Community Band has enjoyed practicing and performing outdoors this summer, evenings are getting cooler, windier, and darker. To keep the music alive, 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 of Dexter 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, the group consists of all ages and abilities. It is a nonprofit organization, free instrumental loan and instruction are available.
For more information, visit www.cuthbert-foundation.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-924-6235.