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‘County Line Community Band’ invites members
Jerry Hogue directs the “County Line Community Band” during a public performance. The band will perform a free concert on Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. in the Lauro G. De Leon III Floresville Event Center.
Talented musicians from across the county come together to play a few concerts every year -- though many community members have never heard of them.
The “County Line Community Band,” formed in 1995, is a compilation of the former “Floresville Village Band” and the “Pleasanton Community Band.”
When a local choir needed accompaniment, Jerry Hogue put together a few people to play with the group.
“Once [the group] played together, they thought, ‘Why don’t we keep doing this?’ and they stayed together for 10 years,” Hogue said.
From 1984 until 1995, the group played together as the “Floresville Village Band.” In the mid-’90s, the band joined musicians in Pleasanton to form the current “County Line Community Band.”
Currently, the band holds rehearsals in St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Loire, but had moved several times before finding this venue.
Hogue said the band first started meeting in a back room of an old Western store. When the store closed, the group moved to a city-owned house and finally to its current location. He added that he is glad to be at St. Luke’s, but would prefer to have a more permanent location in which the members could house their instruments, stands, and music.
“Nothing would please me more than to have our own place that we can lock up and keep safe,” Hogue said.
Having a band housed in Floresville and made up of more Floresville members is important to the area, Hogue said.
The “County Line Community Band” members come from all over the county and surrounding areas; the band lacks Floresville participation. Hogue said people come from Medina, Bexar, and Atascosa counties to rehearse and perform with the band.
Members also come from various backgrounds and age groups. The band includes retired teachers, nurses, band directors, and a former U.S. Marshal. It includes youth from Poth High School, a junior high student from San Antonio, and a few college graduates. Hogue said he would like to see more youth involved with the band, though.
The group is a wind and percussion performance band with instruments ranging from flutes and clarinets to trombones and trumpets. Currently, the band needs flute and trombone players and a percussionist, Hogue said.
What you need to join
•At least a high school level of training.
•Able to attend rehearsals and performances.
•Own an instrument or have access to one, though it is not necessary.
•Own a music stand.
Free fall Concert
•The “County Line Community Band” will hold a free performance Sunday, Sept. 22, at 3 p.m. in the Lauro G. De Leon III Floresville Event Center on S.H. 97 West in Floresville.
•The band will also perform three Christmas concerts in December.
•For more information about the concerts or to join the band, call Hogue at 830-391-4211 or Todd Phillips at 210-416-5628.
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