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purple note jpeg transparent.gif (1003 bytes) Director Biography
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History

The Honeoye Falls Community Concert Band was originally organized in 1988.   Alan Hopkins, a local volunteer fireman, called the high school band director, Mark Borden, for a list of people that might be interested in forming a community band.   Together they organized a group of about a dozen people.   These people met in the summer of 1988 in the high school band room and began practicing together.

At this point, the group did not have a director identified.  Lindsey Simmonds (Borden) joined as a musician and was asked if she would direct the group.  She began doing so on the 4th rehearsal.  The band practiced weekly and grew to about twenty five members.  They performed their first concert on October 2nd in the newly built gazebo in Harry Allen Park.

The formation of this group was in keeping with a long history in Honeoye Falls of community bands.  The town has had a band in existence almost continuously since the Civil War.  These have included a brass band, The Honeoye Falls Military Band and the Honeoye Falls Community Band (under the direction of William Percival).

Today, the HFCCB has about 60 active members.   The band rehearses weekly 11 months out of the year and averages about 10 concerts.   Regular fall, winter and sprint concerts are performed in the HF-L district auditorium and the band plays at the school's annual "Cougar Creations" festival.  The band also plays many concerts throughout surrounding counties and plays at least one charity concert during the year.

The band members range in age from 14 to 80.   Many different occupations are represented including teachers, sales personnel, doctors and students.    Our one common denominator is our love of music and performing for others.

 

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