Registration open for Greater Decatur Youth Band

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DECATUR - Students in grades four through 10 with at least one year of band experience are being encouraged to join the Decatur Park District's Greater Decatur Youth Band this summer.

Official say the summer session will last from June 13 until August 3, and will include Monday and Wednesday morning practices at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center.  Participants in grades four through six will practice from 9:00 a.m. until 10:15 a.m., and those in grades seven through 10 will practice from 10:30 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. 

Additionally, students in tenth and eleventh grade will be able to participate in a new intern program this year.  Those who are selected will participate in the Greater Decatur Youth Band at no charge, and will assist Director Gary Shaw in all aspects of the program.

Registration ends on June 10, with a registration fee of $75, or $68 with a resident discount.  For more information, email

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