The gift of song.

The Waterbury Community Band performs a holiday show at the Waterbury Congregational Church on Dec. 14.

The Waterbury Community Band has been in existence for over 25 years, with the last 20 under the very able leadership of Harl Hoffman.

Hoffman is giving up the baton at the end of this year and the band is looking for a replacement. The band meets Tuesday nights from April to December at Waterbury Congregational Church. This last year, the band played more than 20 engagements.

Anyone interested in conducting a 30-piece ensemble can contact Bill Beard, the band’s president, at 223-2137 or

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