Lakeland Community College musical ensemble programs seeking musicians, vocalists

KIRTLAND, Ohio — Lakeland Community College in Lake County is seeking musicians and vocalists for its five musical ensemble programs for the upcoming semester.

With the musical programs returning to in-person rehearsals and programs, Lakeland Community College is inviting musicians with the equivalent of at least two years of high school level music making to schedule auditions.

While Lakeland students are encouraged to audition and can earn one college credit per semester of participation, the ensembles are open to any qualified community member.

The ensembles include:

  • The Lakeland Civic Band – This large concert band, under the direction of Daniel
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GarageBand adds all-new Sound Packs from Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga, and today’s top music producers

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GarageBand now includes an expanded Sound Library with Sound Packs from some of today’s top artists and music producers.

For the first time, users can learn the art of remixing right within the app with two all-new Remix Sessions offering step-by-step video instruction and featuring hit songs from Grammy Award-winning artists Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga. Musicians can also now create

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‘Music is a worldwide language that we all speak’

At schools, libraries, and museums, the folks behind The Musary present an assortment of musical instruments for young people to see and hear for themselves. These “playgrounds” — as the organization calls them — are designed to get kids’ hands on a pair of drumsticks, or a violin, or even a bagpipe, and maybe discover a new passion.

There have been no musical instrument playgrounds since the pandemic began. So Tom Jones, The Musary’s executive director, began looking for ways to spread the gospel of music education online.

That led to the Hamilton group’s partnership with another local nonprofit, Medford-based

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Blackwell’s Top of Oklahoma HIstorical Society’s Museum to take inventory thanks to grant

Picture a museum with 35,000 square feet of amazing artifacts. Documents with original presidential signatures, period furniture and costumes, musical instruments, military memorabilia, farm tools and collections from toys to locally-made glassware are just a fraction of the collections. That’s Blackwell’s Top of Oklahoma Historical Society’s Museum.

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Rogers joins Director Melissa Hudson and board member Marion Tucker to tackle

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William H. Macy thinks ukuleles can save the world

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“I play it quietly and gently so it doesn’t

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