Havelock Community Band looks to grow under new director

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

For the last 26 years, Helen Emerson has volunteered to direct the band, but she turned over the baton to Martin this fall.

“Now that Mitch has come in, he has more experience with directing,” Chance said. “It’s a little bit of a transition. I believe that we will be in a new building phase. It’s just a change and we’re going to move forward. I believe that it’s going to be a very interesting experience for the band.”

Allison Haskins, of Stately Pines, is some of that new blood in the band, having just started two months ago.

“I just like playing trumpet and playing with other people,” she said. “I don’t want my trumpet to go to waste sitting in an attic or something.”

The group gets together at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the Havelock Senior Center.

Upcoming performances include Dec. 7 in Pine Knoll Shores and Dec. 21 in the Havelock Christmas Parade.

For more information on the Havelock Community Band, call Martin at 622-9348.

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