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Announcing the "Reformation" of the Steele Creek Community Concert Band

(June 2, 2004; Revised June 4, 2004) The new Steele Creek Community Concert Band will have an organizational meeting at 10:00 am on June 26 in the band room at Olympic High School (4301 Sandy Porter Road, Charlotte, NC 28273).

The community concert band 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. It will be an additional opportunity for students at Southwest Middle, Kennedy Middle, and Olympic High  to have experience playing in an organized band. The community concert band will be there to support the Steele Creek Community. This is your chance to play again as well as support your community.

There will be a 15 minute organizational session followed by a music session. Bring your instrument and be prepared to play!

RSVP's will be appreciated to:  Keith Paulus @ 704-587-9718.

Check the Olympic Trojan Band web site for the most up-to-date meeting information: www.olympictrojanband.com.

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.

For more information about the original Steel Creek Band, see the story on the Steele Creek Historical and Genealogical Society web site.