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VAN WERT - On Monday, April 15, the Van Wert Area Community Concert Band will begin rehearsals for the upcoming concert season. New this year, the rehearsals are held each Monday in the new Van Wert High School band room, located off S.R 118 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The band is open to anyone wishing to play his or her instrument in a concert band. Current members vary in age, and playing ability but have the common interest of performing and making great band music. The members come from, Van Wert, Lima, Delphos, Convoy, Payne, Chat, Middle Point, Decatur and Rockford. It truly is a Van Wert Area Band.

Retired Parkway Band director Richard Sherrick directs the band. The goals are to present a variety of music that is both musically enjoyable to the listener and challenging to the performer.

If you have any questions regarding participation in the band please call (419) 363-2970, or just come to the first rehearsal. Please consider becoming a member of our organization this coming season.