Music ensemble for adults being started

Music ensemble for adults being started

URBANA – The Community Center for the Arts in Urbana is starting a music ensemble for adults, called the Cretaceous String Band. It will meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Sundays, starting this Sunday, in the upstairs studios at Lincoln Square Village.

The group is open to adults at all levels of musical experience and will be directed by Tom Faux, Robin Kearton and other center faculty.

"We will be drawing our repertoire from a large pool that includes old-time, jazz, blues, polkas and things much further afield," Kearton said via e-mail.

"The focus will be on playing, learning and having fun: adult entertainment in the best sense. ... The group is not limited to string instruments. Bring your clarinet, accordion, trombone, flute..."

The cost is $125, with scholarships available.

The ensemble will meet through December and is contingent on a minimum enrollment of 10. For information, e-mail Faux at banjo<@>

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