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February 25, 2010

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February 25, 2010

I've been a band member for 8 years. The concerts are entertaining for the entire family and are fun to participate in. The friends I've made because of the Civic Band has been priceless as well.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the friends I've made

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 24, 2010

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February 24, 2010

I have been a member of the band for two years. It is so much fun. The music is challenging, but fun. Ed Colson is such a wonderful director. He and the rest of the members make it such a fun experience.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my musical abilities. It has helped my playing.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

no changes

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the directors and band members. A great group of people.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

other musicians.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

play all over the country.

Ways to make it better...

we could perform more in the winter months besides the Christmas concert.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financial concerns. It costs a lot of money to keep this large of a group running.

One thing I'd also say is that...

it is the best group to join. Also please come to our concets. Great music and a fun time.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 24, 2010

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February 24, 2010

This is a great organization! I have attended several performances and have enjoyed them all very much! The volunteer performers seem to be having a good time using their musical talents to entertain the public. This is a class act!

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very personable, friendly and approachable.

Ways to make it better...

I had time to attend more performances!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

February 24, 2010

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February 24, 2010

I have been playing with the Olathe Civic Band now for about 6 years or so and have enjoyed it immensely. Because of the instrument I play, not many venues come open for me to use it so I was excited when I discovered the OCB. And the musicians that I play with are top notch so it is truly a joy to perform with them. I can't say enough good things about the band and what an opportunity they have opened up to me to play my instrument!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the opportunity to be a member and continue to play my instrument

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

participate in so many more activities locally and otherwise.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 24, 2010

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February 24, 2010

I have attended OCB concerts for several years now. From concerts at the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farmstead to Veteran's Day concerts and holiday concerts. The music is enjoyable and the group carries on a rich tradition.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the good music and friendly members of the band.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 24, 2010

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February 24, 2010

I started playing with the Olathe Civic Band about eight years ago, after hearing several of their concerts. They sounded great, and after Ed Colson told the crowd that anyone could join the band at any time and that there were no auditions, I was in! Not only is the band filled with good musicians, it is filled with people that are nice and fun to be around. The crowds seem to like our playing, and it's nice to be playing again. Plus, in addition to joining this group, it's allowed me the opportunity to join and play in other concert and symphonic type bands in the Greater KC metro area. I don't know what my life would be like without playing in a group such as the Olathe Civic Band, but I imagine it wouldn't be as fun.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

playing as a member of this group.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find other places to play concerts in the greater KC area.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that it gave me opportunity to play with other bands and to meet other musicians.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly and nice to be around.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

play music all over the world for people that need cheering up, provide music lessons for those that can't afford them, and show how much fun playing a musical instrument could be.

Ways to make it better...

I had a wife or girlfriend that also played an instrument; hey, twice the fun!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

money to get other concerts set up. That is, we have a trailer filled with stands and instruments, so there are transportation costs and other miscellaneous costs associated with putting on a concert.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I am very glad that I became of member of this organization. I cannot say that enough!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 24, 2010

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February 24, 2010

I just started playing with OCS this past summer (2009) after I hadn't played since college (2006). Despite my lack of recent practicing, the music was certainly fun to play and it was nice to get out in the community.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the opportunity to interact with other band people and play concerts after college.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very friendly, willing to help and understanding when I couldn't make it to a practice.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 24, 2010

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February 24, 2010

I played in the band for the first time this past summer and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I found the music to be challenging and made me a better player. I also love seeing the community come to our concerts because they want to hear some good music.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very musically talented, they are there because they really love to play

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

jump for joy!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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February 24, 2010

I am the spouse of a member of the Olathe Civic Band and Jazz Band - and I have been enjoying their performances and concerts for many years. And the best thing is that they just get better and better! This is a group of dedicated musicians who value music and the enjoyment it brings enough to give of their time to bring it to our citizens. Watching this diverse group (ages, professions, ability, experience) is such a positive experience. Our friends who don't play regularly join us for concerts - and bring their children, grandchildren and friends.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach more people - both players and audience. Music is one example of life long learning for the player and for the audience.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 24, 2010

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February 24, 2010

The Olathe Civic Band has provided me with the opportunity to continue with my love of music and performing. I view the rehearsals and performances as means to leave the humdrum of life for a couple of hours and share the gift of music with fellow musicians and the listening audience.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The large number of members of the community who support the group through participation in the band

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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