Columbia Community Band spreads holiday cheer at no cost

2 years 2 months 2 weeks ago Sunday, December 03 2017 Dec 3, 2017 Sunday, December 03, 2017 10:32:00 AM CST December 03, 2017 in News
By: Sydney Olsen, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

COLUMBIA - The Columbia Community Band spreads the holiday spirit through the sound of music. The band performed their Sounds of the Seasons Concert Sunday evening at Hickman High School. Anyone from the public was welcome to attend the concert at no cost. The band gets its funding from CoMo Gives.

The band performed under new director, Paul Copenhaver, for the first time.

"I just assumed the directorship this fall in September," Copenhaver said. 

Members of the band performed holiday music, marches, and more. Copenhaver said he enjoys finding music for the band to perform. 

"I have a lot of fun choosing music. This is both the seasonal concert, for some Christmas and Hanukkah music, but also some other music. So, I just like to do a variety of things for folks and I hope that they enjoy what I've chosen," Copenhaver said. 

Copenhaver said he enjoys the variety of people the band brings together.

"I think one of the neatest things about this community band, and maybe any community band is that our youngest player is probably 17 or 18 years old and is actually still a student in high school and I'm not real sure, but I think our oldest player is probably up to about 80 years old, and everything in between," Copenhaver said. 

People from all different professions play in the Columbia Community Band. He said the band is comprised of professional musicians, housewives, doctors and more.  

Susan Russell is one of the members of the band. She has played in the Columbia Community Band since 1981.

She said working under Copenhaver was a change to the band, but said playing the music still brings the musicians the same amount of joy. 

"It took a little adjusting, but I mean, not a lot because you play the music on the stand and you follow the stick. You know, it doesn't matter who's waving the stick," Russell said. 

The band performed 11 songs, and several musicians had solos throughout the night. 

The Columbia Community Band will perform again next at an MU graduation on December 15.

More News

Grid
List
JEFFERSON CITY — Former U.S. Attorney General and former Missouri governor John D. Ashcroft is defending current Attorney General William... More >>
5 hours ago Monday, February 17 2020 Feb 17, 2020 Monday, February 17, 2020 8:10:00 PM CST February 17, 2020 in News
A new study shows a substantial number of young adults are starting college feeling depressed or anxious. The study... More >>
5 hours ago Monday, February 17 2020 Feb 17, 2020 Monday, February 17, 2020 7:45:00 PM CST February 17, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Boone County Officials announced their plan on Dec. 5 to transfer ownership of the Boone County Fairgrounds to... More >>
5 hours ago Monday, February 17 2020 Feb 17, 2020 Monday, February 17, 2020 7:24:00 PM CST February 17, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY, (AP) — Missouri is the only state without a statewide database to track prescription opioids, and it's unclear... More >>
8 hours ago Monday, February 17 2020 Feb 17, 2020 Monday, February 17, 2020 5:17:00 PM CST February 17, 2020 in News
ASHLAND - Ashland chief of police Lyn Woolford has filed a lawsuit against the city of Ashland and its mayor,... More >>
8 hours ago Monday, February 17 2020 Feb 17, 2020 Monday, February 17, 2020 4:47:00 PM CST February 17, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A new Missouri Senate bill would require judges to have hearings to certify whether or not to... More >>
9 hours ago Monday, February 17 2020 Feb 17, 2020 Monday, February 17, 2020 4:02:00 PM CST February 17, 2020 in News
TUSCUMBIA, Mo. — A former seventh-grade teacher in central Missouri has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for providing... More >>
9 hours ago Monday, February 17 2020 Feb 17, 2020 Monday, February 17, 2020 3:49:00 PM CST February 17, 2020 in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - Columbia City Council is meeting Monday afternoon to discuss new polices on trash pickup. During their Pre-Council,... More >>
10 hours ago Monday, February 17 2020 Feb 17, 2020 Monday, February 17, 2020 3:21:00 PM CST February 17, 2020 in News
FERGUSON (CNN) - An off-duty Ferguson police officer was shot multiple times when he confronted a shoplifter at a Walmart... More >>
10 hours ago Monday, February 17 2020 Feb 17, 2020 Monday, February 17, 2020 2:42:00 PM CST February 17, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Medicaid enrollment in Missouri has both lawmakers and citizens concerned. The state has dropped more than... More >>
10 hours ago Monday, February 17 2020 Feb 17, 2020 Monday, February 17, 2020 2:29:00 PM CST February 17, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper who was driving a boat when a... More >>
13 hours ago Monday, February 17 2020 Feb 17, 2020 Monday, February 17, 2020 12:21:00 PM CST February 17, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA -- A man charged with shooting at an Ashland Police officer will be going to court tomorrow on charges... More >>
14 hours ago Monday, February 17 2020 Feb 17, 2020 Monday, February 17, 2020 10:28:00 AM CST February 17, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Members of the National Federation of the Blind of Missouri will spend two days at the capitol,... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, February 16 2020 Feb 16, 2020 Sunday, February 16, 2020 7:34:00 PM CST February 16, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA – Members of Rock Bridge High School’s Students Demand Action group hosted a forum Sunday where local leaders answered... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, February 16 2020 Feb 16, 2020 Sunday, February 16, 2020 7:07:00 PM CST February 16, 2020 in News
LACEDE COUNTY- One teen died and three others suffered injuries in a single-car-accident Saturday afternoon. The driver of the... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, February 16 2020 Feb 16, 2020 Sunday, February 16, 2020 5:48:00 PM CST February 16, 2020 in News
VIENNA- On Thursday, February 13, Task Force Officers, Vienna Police Department, and the Maries County Sheriff’s Office executed a search... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, February 16 2020 Feb 16, 2020 Sunday, February 16, 2020 4:43:00 PM CST February 16, 2020 in News
ST. LOUIS COUNTY (AP) — Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting last week, and authorities... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, February 16 2020 Feb 16, 2020 Sunday, February 16, 2020 4:00:00 PM CST February 16, 2020 in News
HALLSVILLE- A house fire broke out off North Frink Road Sunday afternoon. Firefighters found a fire in the attic... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, February 16 2020 Feb 16, 2020 Sunday, February 16, 2020 2:19:00 PM CST February 16, 2020 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 40°
2am 38°
3am 35°
4am 33°
5am 32°