Communiversity Band to Begin Rehearsals


The Communiversity Symphonic Band invites area musicians interested in joining the adult concert band to attend the first rehearsal of the fall semester on Monday, Jan. 27 at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County in Rice Lake.

Band members will meet for rehearsals on Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the music room of the UW-BC Fine Arts Building.  Under the direction of Mike Joosten, the Communiversity Symphonic Band is rehearsing for their spring concert, which is scheduled for Tuesday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building.

According to Joosten, the selections for the spring concert program will be A Slavic Farewell (Agapkin), Angels in the Architecture (Tichelli), A Sheltered Sky (Mackey), Mother Earth (Maslanka), Four Scottish Dances (Arnold), The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart), and El Camino Real (Reed).

The Communiversity Band is an ensemble based at UW-Barron County.  The band includes musicians not only from the student base, but adults and high school students from the surrounding communities.  Currently, the band is comprised of about 65 musicians.

If you want to join the Communiversity Band, contact Mike Joosten at 715-458-4803 or email


Barb Lang