The Community Music group on Yahoo just received this post:
Hi. I made a movie about 10 years ago called Meet The Band. I profiled four very different community bands from around the country and mixed in a historical narrative as well. I wasn’t able to actually market the film because I ran into a lot of royalties problems. So it’s been sitting around and I decided I may as well share it with people who might enjoy it. I figure this might just be the place. Here is a link to the film: http://vimeo.com/30810706.
I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I did making it. It was truly a labor of love even though I don’t belong to a band, play an instrument or have any musical talent whatsoever. But I’ve become a big fan of community bands! Feel free to ask me questions about putting this together. It was quite an adventure. ~ Bill Parker
Heads up, there is a funny discussion of trumpeters at the end of this video. All in all, it’s nice to see a film of this quality that touches upon what the American Community Band is, where it came from, and why we are “in the band”.