FAQ

Is it necessary to contact the band before arriving for your first rehearsal?   

  • Yes!  This will guarantee you’ll have your own music folder prepared before you arrive.  Otherwise, “Walk ups” will have to look on with someone in your section.  

So who do I contact to inform them of my intention to be at my first rehearsal?   

  • Contact: Greg Vannoy at vankoz11@gmail.com.  He will collect your contact information and prepare your music folder in time for your first rehearsal.  * Please allow at least a 12 hour notice prior to rehearsal*

Where do we rehearse?

  • Our primary rehearsal space is the parish hall three out of four Mondays per month.  Typically, the last Monday of each month will be conducted in the parish choir room as a sectional.  The band’s website calendar will indicate the alternate location as will an email reminder.

Where do we park?

  • Use the fenced/lighted lot behind the church, located at the corner of Belmont St. and Palafox St., downtown Pensacola.

What are the fees? 

  • There are NO SET FEES.  Donations are determined by each member, based upon what they can comfortably afford each month.  

What are donations used for?  

  • To cover the provision of refreshments, purchase new music and purchase percussion auxiliary equipment.

Do we perform concerts? 

  • YES!  Typically we do full concerts twice a year.  Our admission is FREE but in lieu of that we ask for nonperishable food items to be brought so we can donate them to the hungry.  

Are there recruitment incentives?  

  • Yes!  See Greg or Tony for details.

What do we need to bring to rehearsals? 

  • Your instrument and your own music stand. If you don’t have your own music stand, they are available, new, for purchase at rehearsal for $15.

What do we expect of you? 

  • We expect that you have a desire to play, a willingness to learn, and the enthusiasm to share the power of music with others.  

What if I’m not ready to join just yet? Can I sit in on a rehearsal to listen and observe to help make sure that this band fits me? 

  • Absolutely!  Just notify Greg Vannoy at vankoz11@gmail.com so he can arrange your seating.