Temple Band welcomes members

TEMPLE – The Temple Band, "America’s First Town Band," will resume weekly rehearsals for its 2015-16 season from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, at the Temple Town Hall.

New members are wel­come to join on Monday nights through October.

The Temple Band is an all-volunteer, nonprofit community band drawing members, ranging in age from 10-85, from the Mo­nadnock and Souhegan Valley regions of south­ern New Hampshire. There are no dues, fees or auditions required; however, two years’ ex­perience on your con­cert band instrument is requested along with a commitment to try to make at least half of our rehearsals and shows. All concert band instru­ments are welcome.

Of special interest to high school musicians: The Temple Band offers an annual scholarship for seniors who have made a serious commitment to the band.

The Band meets for weekly rehearsals from 7-9 p.m. Mondays from October to May. Its per­formances include a De­cember Christmas benefit performance and about 15 summer events scheduled throughout New England.

Town Hall is on Route 45 south off Route 101 in the center of Temple.

For information, call 924-3478 or email temple bandlogo@myfairpoint. net.