How to Join the Band

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 with FSSB is a great way to share your talent 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 held weekly on Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:30 pm, at Ogletown Baptist Church. You must bring your own music stand to each rehearsal.

Annual dues are $35 for adults and $18 for students. Dues help fund the purchase of new music and the cost of renting rehearsal space. We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Dues and donations are tax deductible.

An FSSB monogrammed polo is required for summer concerts and can be purchased from the band for $25.

The New Member Form should be completed and given to your section leader at your first reherasal.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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