New community band to launch in Portland

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PORTLAND — The Portland Conservatory of Music wants to strike up a new band and will hold two information sessions this month.

The first is at 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, at the PCM, 202 Woodford St. The second information session will be Aug. 16 at 7 p.m.

The  PCM New Horizons Band will meet each Sunday from 2-4 p.m. starting Sept. 10, according to a press release. Led by Nina Anderson, the sessions will feature an hour of instruction for woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, followed by a rehearsal.

At least three public concerts are anticipated. For more information, visit, or contact Anderson at 415-0880 or