Decatur Park District inviting students to play in Greater Decatur Youth Band

DECATUR - The Decatur Park District is inviting students in fourth through tenth grade to join the Greater Decatur Youth Band.

Officials say they are looking for students who have a minimum of one year of experience and are interested in performing at various special events.  Sessions are scheduled to take place at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center on Mondays and Wednesdays from June 10 until August 8, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:15 a.m.  The cost to participate in the band is $72, or $65 with a resident discount.

Students who will be in grades 11 and 12 next fall can participate in the Greater Decatur Youth Band as an intern.  Interns will assist Band Director Dr. Gary Shaw in all aspects of the program.  There is no charge for interested students to participate as an intern.

For more information, contact Dr. Gary Shaw at or call (217) 424-6309.
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