The Pine Bluff Musical Coterie and Community Band will hold the third annual patriotic music event entitled “I Love This Land” July 2 at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 6501 S. Hazel St.
All singers are welcome and wanted to participate in the community chorus. The rehearsal dates are (Sundays) June 10, June 24, and July 1 (from 2–3:30 p.m.) at First Baptist Church. All music and demonstration CDs will be available at each rehearsal. Music can also be purchased ahead of time by calling Lewis Hinkle at 543-0198.
“Our goal is to have a 200 voice choir this year so we encourage all of the area music ministers and school directors to help promote participation,” said Hinkle, event coordinator.
Instrumentalists are also encouraged to play in the band. The band rehearses each Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at First Methodist Church, 200 W. Sixth Ave.
“This is a community event and we want people from all over central and south Arkansas to feel free to get involved in this program,” said Jerry Williams, director of the Community Band. “It’s a great way to contribute to the celebration of our nation’s birthday and heritage.”