Club Notes: Community band needs musicians
by TP staff
Dec 20, 2012 | 2412 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
To hit the right notes during its performances, the Tracy Community Band needs more musicians to round out its ensemble.

Musical director Scott Lycan said he would like to expand the group’s musical selections, but the group needs more musicians in the percussion, flute, clarinet, double reed, oboe and French horn sections.

“We need to beef up pieces that we can’t perform due to a lack of certain instruments,” Lycan said. “It’s not required, but I’d like to have a balanced instrumentation.”

Applicants for the all-volunteer group must own an instrument and be able to read music. Performers range from 13-year-olds to adults of all ages.

Anyone interested in joining the Tracy Community Band can attend the next rehearsal at 7 p.m. Jan. 7 in the Kimball High School band room or call 839-7999.

American Heritage Girls perform in parade

A scouting group in its first year in Tracy, American Heritage Girls Troop 5160, greeted the community with songs Dec. 1 during the downtown Hometown Holiday parade of lights.

Girls from the troop, each wearing an LED-lighted cross necklace, sang “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and the organization’s oath song and gave candy to watching children.

American Heritage Girls is a Christian-based program founded in 1995. The Tracy chapter began in March.

The troop includes 49 girls, ages 5 to 15, and meets two Thursdays each month at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave. New members are welcome.

• Members of clubs in Tracy or Mountain House are invited to share news about their groups. Send email to, call 835-3030 or leave a note at the Tracy Press offices, 145 W. 10th St.
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