HOBART | The Hobart Area Concert Band, formally Rusty Pipes, believes in helping Hobart band music programs survive and thrive.
Through donations from MonoSol, LLC, a Kuraray Company, The Ross Group Inc., Ross and Lexi Pangere, and the Bening Family, four tympani and chimes were recently purchased. The percussion equipment will be available on loan from the HACB for the Hobart Middle School band program to help young percussionists develop their musical ability.
The HACB has also contributed 25 music stands that are now permanent school property, and $100 for music. Also, a 4-by-6-foot display case will be installed in the HMS Auditorium foyer for use by the HMS band and choir programs to showcase their announcements and talents.
Members of the HACB help as ushers at HMS Band Concerts and allows Hobart High School musicians to play with the community band during the summer.
Many HACB musicians graduated from the School City of Hobart system and want to continue the legacy of an outstanding band program started by Dr. Revelli.
Strengthening this cooperation between the community and its schools, the HACB, by permission of the School City of Hobart and HMS, is allowed to practice at the middle school band room and is able to use the auditorium for its annual winter and spring concerts.