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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:00 am

The Vancouver Community Band and Clark College’s Continuing Education program are looking for a few good trombonists, sax players, drummers, percussionists, and other former musicians interested in being a part of their Beginning Community Band course.

Jim Rourk, the Band’s director since 1992, will lead the course, which begins April 17, 6-7 p.m., and runs until May 22.

“We’re looking for anyone who’s looking to be involved in a traditional marching band for the first time or musicians with prior experience and are looking to shake off some of the rust,” Rourk said.

Rourk said all entrants in the course would be part of the band, which operates in a traditional marching format, so electric guitars, synths and keytar players need not apply.

“Since it’s the first quarter which we’re offering it, we’re hoping to get the word out and have a good turnout,” said JoAnn Ames, Program Manager of the Continuing Education Department. “But since it’s a non-credit course, having no stress, no tests, and no grades should make it a lot of fun.”

The registration fee for the band is $29 and students will need to bring their own instruments. For more information, contact JoAnn Ames, (360) 992-2742, or go to Clark College’s website,

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