High school instrument collecting dust? Put it to use with Oxford band

Musical instruments, forgotten amid the clutter of dark closets for decades, can find new life as part of the Oxford Community Band. (STAFF FILE PHOTO)
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Musical instruments, forgotten amid the clutter of dark closets for decades, can find new life as part of the Oxford Community Band. (STAFF FILE PHOTO)

Musical instruments, forgotten amid the clutter of dark closets for decades, can find new life as part of the Oxford Community Band.

Those instruments — and their owners — are needed by the Oxford Community Band as they embark on the 31st season playing music and adding a lively sound to a host of public events.

The season kicked off May 7, but new members are always welcome as the band’s schedule continues through the December holiday season with a variety of performances.

The Oxford Community Band was formed 30 years ago with first performance July 4, 1987, at the city’s Fourth of July celebration.

Anyone with an instrument is invited to join the band.

Practices are Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the music room at Talawanda Middle School, 4030 Oxford Reily Road, and the band plays several regular performances — Oxford’s Freedom Fest for the Fourth of July, a holiday concert and spring and fall concerts — as well as a variety of other special events.

For information, visit www.oxfordcommunityband.com or e-mail robert.eckhardt@hotmail.com.