The Buffalo Community Band and Community Steel Drum Ensemble “PAN-Arctica,” performed at Buffalo's Washington Park band shell Tuesday night, entertaining a good-sized crowd.
This was the inaugural performance for the Buffalo Community Band, which began rehearsing this Spring in preparation of the performance.
Both groups consist of those from the community of any age, interested in performing music, and their experience ranges from beginner to expert musician.
The Community Band performed traditional and easily-recognizable music, while the Steel Drum Ensemble performed Caribbean music and traditional Basque music as well as jazz with an island twist.
According to information provided on the program, Buffalo has traditionally had community bands of some sort but this group's performance is the first one in over two decades.
Richard Zander was at the performance and said he was pleasantly surprised and entertained.
The Two groups ar funded and helped by the Johnson County Rec Board with help from Worlds of Music and the Johnson County School District. The Community Band is done for the summer, but will start back up next Spring.
For those interested in performing with either group, contact Brent Rose at Buffalo High School, or David Romtvedt at Worlds of Music.