The Wellesley Town Band has doubled its numbers to roughly two dozen members since forming a year ago, and is reaching out for new members, including a couple of percussionists.
The cross-generational band — whose members range from high schoolers to the Council on Aging set — is conducted by Henry Platt, a familiar face in town from his directing of the Wellesley Middle School and High School bands.
“We’re super proud of the progress we’ve made in just one year,” Platt says. “We’ve built a repertoire of pieces from most of the past four centuries with special emphasis on the fun wind band music of the 20th Century. All is well in the band’s sophomore year but for a current personnel gap as the holiday gig season approaches that we hope someone in town, or out of town too, will fill.”
Alas, the versatile percussionist in last year’s kickoff band, a pro everyone called Thunderfoot, wasn’t able to return this year.
Anyone — Wellesley resident or not — who now plays or has ever played brass, woodwinds, or percussion is encouraged to join the band. It meets on Mondays at 7PM in the Middle School band room. You can get answers to any questions you may have by calling the band’s second trombonist and resident flack, Herb Gliick, at 781-237-0770.