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Growing community band looks for new members


On Sunday nights the old church fills with the sound of music, as brass, woodwinds and piano play for an empty room.

Just a handful of musicians, known as the Cheyenne County Community Band, gather to practice for their love of the music, led by trombone player and conductor Chris Gabis.

“Now we’re trying to get people to join us,” he said. “Its been a real challenge, we don’t have enough players to fill all the parts.”

The band currently counts 11 members. They play for fun, but have also appeared at Gold Rush Days, Gurley's centennial celebration and other events. They are tr...

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