Ocean Shores resident Simon Rogers will come blow his horn at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 14, when the new Grays Harbor Community Concert Band makes its debut at the Bishop Center on the campus of Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen.
Although the 37-member band was organized early last fall at GHC, membership is not restricted to students. The band has members from age 12 to mid-70s, who hail from Raymond to Ocean Shores to the upper Wishkah to Tenino.
Rogers is a 28-year-old who works at Quinault Beach Resort and Casino, and played trumpet in the Shelton High School jazz, concert and marching bands from 2002-2007. After setting his horn aside for a few years, he started playing again about a year ago.
He said, “It’s nice to perform again,” and he is enjoying the “team effort” found with a group of musicians, like this new community band, “performing together to create one musical sound.”
Tickets to the first ever Grays Harbor Community Concert Band performance are $10, available online at www.ghc.edu/bishop and at the door.