Prospective Members Information

We are based in the Groton/ New London/ Mystic area of Connecticut, on the coast midway between New York and Boston. Our members come from many communities in the area due to proximity to Interstate 95. If you play a musical instrument, please consider joining the one of the three bands under the umbrella of the Noank Mystic Community Band, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Auditions are not required for any of the bands and all rehearse and perform year-round. Anyone is welcome to attend a rehearsal and sit in with the band or simply listen. We welcome people of all ages into all our bands. The three bands are described below.

Noank Mystic Community Band- This is a concert band with a full range of instrumentation, now numbering about 45 musicians. The music is typically at an advanced high school/college level. School-age musicians are welcome to participate at any time. The band rehearses on Wednesdays 7:00-9:00PM in the Noank firehouse.

New Horizons Band of Southeastern Connecticut- This band is intended for beginners and people who may have played in the past and are looking to get back into music. The band rehearses on Wednesdays in the Noank firehouse from 2:00- 3:30PM.

“As Time Goes By”, a community swing band- This band performs music from the swing era as well as more modern jazz. The band often plays original arrangements which are challenging and typically call for a set instrumentation ( i.e. four trombones, five saxes, piano, bass, drums, vocalist, etc). Although we normally perform with a set number of players, we welcome additional people at rehearsals and we routinely substitute players for performances. The band rehearses on Thursdays 7:00-9:00PM at the Groton Senior Center.

For further information, please contact one of the people listed below:

Noank Mystic Community Band

President                   Ron Reeves  860/245-0164           donald_l_reeves@sbcglobal.net

Vice President          Bill Gibbs       860/536-6318           bgibbs5@yahoo.com

New Horizons Band

Music Librarian         Carol Gregg  860/304-3585           csgregg@comcast.net

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As Time Goes By ( Swing Band)

Band Mgr                   Al McLaughlin 860/908-3637         albert.mclaughlin@snet.net