Starting Aug. 26, local residents can join the concert and jazz bands through community education classes at College of the Redwoods. If you've got some musical chops, you can tune up alongside matriculating students studying the history, skills and general ins and outs of playing in a concert or in the studio. Brian Newkirk is teaching the concert band class and William Allison is teaching the studio and jazz class. It's strictly B.Y.O. Instrument, and both bands perform for the public at the end of the semester.
Can't choose? The courses, $149 each, are two for one this semester. Check them out here.