Indiana Community Band Cultural Exchange to The Netherlands
Organized by: Meredith Randall
Our band is not huge, we are not professional musicians, and we are not going to be held back by either of these things. We are a dedicated group of musicians who grew up playing our instruments in school band programs across the States. Some of us are native residents of Indiana and other are newcomers to the state, but we all are music lovers. Recently our band was offered the opportunity to do a cultural music exchange with a community band in the Netherlands. For many of our band members this will not only be the first trip outside of the US, it is the first trip outside of Indiana. In a world that seems to be getting more unstable in part because of cultural misunderstanding and ignorance we want to open our hearts and minds to a new culture and hope that they will do the same. We are hoping that this is just the first trip of this kind and that we and other area bands can be invited to be good ambassadors of music and culture abroad in other countries and cities around the world. I hope that you will be able to help meet my fundraising goal, we are working hard to raise funds locally but we never charge admission to our concerts so that as many people who wish to attend have the ability to attend. If you are in the Greater Greenwood Indiana area I invite you to come experience our concerts, and if not please support your local community bands by attending their concerts. Music is an integral part of our community and our goal is to add joy to every life we touch, be that domestic or international.