Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Audition Time

It's time to get out those instruments and warm up the vocal cords. Auditions are right around the corner for a variety of community groups.

Want to play in a concert band? Three local bands offer opportunities for community musicians.
The Lincoln Community Concert Band's season begins on August 20th with folder pickup; LCCB meets Monday nights at UNL. The Seward Municipal Band, a 125 year old community band, meets on Thursday evenings at Concordia University in Seward; they are just finishing their summer season. And, the Waverly Area Community Band has varied rehearsal dates; they meet at Waverly High School.

If you play an orchestral string instrument, the Lincoln Civic Orchestra might be for you. LCO meets Thursday evenings at Wesleyan. Auditions are August 23rd, with rehearsals beginning on August 27th. Check the Facebook page for further information.

If you want to sing, there are quite a few opportunities. Lincoln Choral Artists (formerly known as the Lincoln Civic Choir) will be auditioning in August. Check their website for information. Lincoln Lutheran Choir (not just made up of Lutherans) has not yet posted information about their upcoming season, or when they will hold auditions. Again, check their website. Other choirs usually have audition notices in the Neighborhood Extra.

Looking for a theatrical experience? Lincoln Coimmunity Playhouse holds auditions for their various productions. You can find audition information under the volunteer tab on their web page. And if you are a seasoned performer and a member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (at UNL), OLLI's Radio-Active Players just might be for you. The auditions for their 50s revue will September 5th at the Community Playhouse.

If you're interested in joining any of these groups, check their websites or Facebook pages, or use the "Contact Us" information on those pages. Making music in a group is fun and rewarding.

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