Marshfield Civic Band
1895 - 2017

Over 122 Years Of Providing Music For Marshfield, Wis. & The Surrounding Area

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Joining The Band

The Marshfield Civic Band is open to all interested musicians from the immediate Marshfield, Wis. area, as well as from outlying areas.  In the past, we had one member who lived approximately 50 miles from Marshfield.

It is expected that prospective new members have had some prior experience in playing an instrument.  In most cases, with another band or group. And they must at least be entering the ninth grade, if still in school.  Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the conductor.  The only other requirements are a desire to perform and a love of music.

Auditions are held each year, for part/chair placement in the woodwind and brass sections of the band.  Individual auditions are brief(no more than 10 minutes in length) and private.  Those musicians who do not audition will be assigned their parts and chairs completely at the director's discretion.

NOTE:  These auditions are NOT meant to exclude any eligible musician from the Marshfield Civic Band.  They are meant to give the director a better idea of the strengths and abilities of players and to assign them chairs and parts based upon how that individual can best contribute to the musical needs of the ensemble.

Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings, starting promptly at 7 PM and generally run until 8:30-9 PM.  They start in May and run through the month of July. Rehearsals are held in Room 332 of the Helen Conner Laird Fine Arts Building, located on the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County campus at 2000 W. 5th Street in Marshfield, WI.

For more information about the Marshfield Civic Band, contact Robert Johanek at (715) 387-3659, or write to him at 1901 S. Cedar Ave., Marshfield, WI 54449, or e-mail to:

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