I have been a member of the Olathe Civic Band for 18 years. I'm also on the board because I want to contribute back to the organization that has provided so much enjoyment and fulfillment for me. This group provides a positive, meaningful experience not only for the audience members, but also for the musicians. The Band is a cornerstone for art and culture in this community, playing for many civic events throughout the summer and fall. Their subsidiary group, the Olathe Civic Jazz Band, also contributes greatly to the community by playing in venues where the larger concert band may be difficult and by playing all year long. All members are volunteers and play for the sheer love of making music. We all share a special comrodery. My life would be incomplete without this wonderful group of people and the great audiences who come and hear us play.
I have performed with the band for the last 15 years and it has been a wonderful experience. The band has provided an outlet for musicians of various ages to perform quality music, keep up their playing abilities and further their enjoyment that music brings to their lives.