STEELE CREEK NEWS
Steele Creek Band
to Play at Winget Park May 1
24, 2005) The Steele Creek Community Band will be performing a
series of concerts on Sunday afternoons in May. The first is at
Winget Park (12025 Winget Road) at 3:00 on May 1. The
concert will be in the area of the park near the covered picnic
area. It will be about an hour long and consist of patriotic tunes
and traditional marches. Bring a picnic snack and enjoy the music.
The band's concerts are also open to aspiring band members. Bring
your instruments and enjoy the experience of playing with our group.
The band also will
participate in the Olympic High School Spring Concert on May 19 and
will play on July 4 at the Matthews Town Hall.
Here is the
tentative current schedule. Sunday concerts begin at 3:00 pm.
Sunday - May 1 -
Wingate Park, Charlotte
May 8 - Cherry Park, Rock Hill
May 15 - location to be determined, Fort Mill
May 19 - Olympic High School, Spring Concert, 7:00 pm
May 22 - Stumptown Park, Matthews
May 29 - Independence Park, Charlotte (corner of Hawthorn & Seventh
July 4 - Matthews Town Hall, 5:00 pm
More Band news:
Creek Community Band was organized in June 2004. It is open to all
amateur musicians in the area who want to play for "fun". Musicians
of all ages, from those who have completed at least the sixth grade
band programs through retirement age, are invited and welcome to
join. For more information, visit the
Steele Creek Community Band web site or e-mail the director
Keith Paulus at
The original Steel
Creek Community Band was formed in 1883. ("Steel" became "Steele"
around 1940.) According to Mr. Robert Collins Freeman, in an article
published in the Charlotte Observer in 1938, "No affair of
consequence took place in Charlotte that we did not furnish music."
Over the years, a total of 36 men were members of the band. "None
were ever known to be in trouble or arrested for a violation of the
law." The band's last public engagement was in Wadesboro in 1925.
information about the original Steel Creek Band, see the story on
Steele Creek Historical and Genealogical Society web