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How to Join the Band

The First State Symphonic Band is dedicated to the community band concept,
providing an opportunity for musicians of all ages and all levels of experience to
play music and improve their skills in a supportive environment.
We welcome those who can read music, can play a band instrument, and are at least 14 years old.
With 12-14 concerts throughout the year, playing in the FSSB is a great way to
share your very cool hobby with family, friends, and the community.

Your first step is to Contact Us, tell us your name, what instrument you prefer to play,
and a brief mention of your musical history. Your section leader will then get back to you.
There are no auditions.

Rehearsals are Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:30 pm, in the Newark High School band room.

Band Room Entrance
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Newark High School BAnd Room Entrance

Annual dues ($30 for adults, $15 for students) go toward the purchase of new music and other costs associated with maintaining a vibrant concert band. We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

An official band shirt is worn at the the summer concerts, and is purchased from the band
for $12-$17, depending on size.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Delaware Division of the Arts logo This program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. Visit their website at Delaware Division of the Arts.