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55+ Concert Band Hosts Ice Cream Social & Open House at Community Music School

October 19 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The StillCan Band, a 55+ concert band at Community Music School of Springfield, is hosting an Open House and Ice Cream Social! This event will give interested parties a chance to try some new instruments, ask questions, socialize, and see if the class is a fit for them. Potential class participants may attend this FREE event on Wednesday, Oct 19th from 2:00-3:00 PM in the Robyn Newhouse Hall at Community Music School of Springfield, 127 State Street. All 55+ are welcome, and no musical experience is necessary!

Please RSVP by contacting Liz at lsimmons@communitymusicschool.com or 603-554-5286.

The StillCan Band, offered as part of the Creative Aging program at CMSS, is a beginner concert band for adults aged 55 and up. This ensemble is a great way to explore a new instrument or dig deeper into a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument you already play. The positive, social rehearsals offer opportunities to learn alongside, and practice playing with other beginning musicians with little-to-no formal music training. The StillCan Band will be led this year by Zach Robarge, a woodwinds teacher at CMSS. Zach has experience in many different types of classical and jazz ensembles, and is excited to work with the group on the music that is most interesting to all the participants!

Community Music School of Springfield, founded in 1983, is a non-profit community arts school. Their mission is to provide an equitable and inclusive center of excellence in music education that empowers individuals, inspires creative passion, and promotes well-being in our greater community.

In order to meet the needs and interests of the 55+ community, the school launched a Creative Aging program, facilitated by CMSS faculty Liz Simmons. For the past four years, they have brought music classes to fourteen retirement homes and senior centers in the greater Springfield area, and currently offer two classes for 55+ at the Music School: “Joyful Voices Chorus”, and “StillCan Band”.


October 19
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Community Music School
(413) 732-8428


Community Music School
127 State Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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