Havelock Community Band looks to grow under new director

Published: Monday, December 2, 2013 at 07:11 PM.

Over the years, the group has changed in size many times, in part, due to the nature of the community.

“We’ve had people from all over,” Allen said. “They come and go. That’s one of the things that happens in Havelock. Not many comers and stayers.”

Trumpeter Barbara Chance, of James City, is one of those who has come and gone during her active-duty years as a Marine.

“I joined about 10 years ago, minus deployments,” Chance said.

Chance, who was originally recruited for the band by a friend, said she participates for the friendship, camaraderie and the experience.

She believes that the band is now in a growing phase.

“It’s like every practice, more people keep coming,” she said. “We’re getting a bigger sound and getting some of the instrumentation that we’ve been lacking. It makes it a more vibrant sound.”

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