If the third time's the charm, the EAA
AirVenture Band will surely charm a lot of folks at EAA AirVenture
Oshkosh 2009. About 100 volunteer musicians, under the direction of
Elton L. Eisele, EAA 216273, will perform several selections to kick off
the Wednesday evening program at Theater in the Woods on July 29.
Preparation will again be key; Performers
will receive their sheet music in early June so they can learn their
parts, and the tentative schedule calls for rehearsals at 8 a.m. both
Tuesday and Wednesday.
EAA has made arrangements with Henri's
Music in Oshkosh to have rental instruments available to band members.
Henri's will drop off and pick up instruments at AirVenture for a $50
per-instrument charge. Instruments, especially larger ones, are in
limited supply, so band members should contact Henri's at 800-838-1535
to reserve an instrument.
There are no auditions. Seating is
determined through the application procedure. Participation is on a
first-come, first-served basis. More information will be sent to band
members at a later date. Band sign-up is
conducted online through April 1, 2009.