The Kiel Municipal Band started rehearsals for the summer season on Monday, May 3.

The KMB has not been rehearsing or performing for over a year because of the pandemic. New and veteran members of the band are invited to resume the band’s 93rd year of making music for the community.

Rehearsals are held at Kiel City Hall, second floor, at 8 p.m. every Monday and Thursday evening. Because the pandemic is still going on, the band will observe safety protocols at their practice sessions and performances, such as spacing players further apart and taking special precautions in dealing with the aerosols that players produce on wind instruments. While mask wearing is not possible while playing a wind instrument, the band will “mask up” before and after rehearsals. The band’s normal 90-minute practice time will be shortened to 60 minutes to limit exposure time of the members.

This would be a good time for new players to join the band. The KMB welcomes anyone who plays a wind or percussion instrument, including flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, bass clarinet, any of the saxophones, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, euphonium, tuba, and percussion. If interested in learning more about the band, please contact conductor Jon Meyer either by email, kmbconductor@gmail.com, or by phoning him at (920) 797-4127.

Concerts begin on Wednesday, June 9 at Kiel City Park, starting off another season of Kiel park concerts. Parades begin with Memorial Day at Eaton Cemetery and Kiel. The summer season runs through Aug. 15 with the Kiel City Picnic.

Everyone who wishes to play in band is welcome to come to rehearsals.

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