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Encore Community Music Association strikes a common chord across generations
Encore Community Music Association strikes a common chord across generations

As a member of Encore Community Music Association since its beginnings in 1995, Andrew Spang has played various instruments — and has even conducted the community band. This year, he's playing the French horn for the first time, and has the pleasure of sitting next to his son. "This is our first year doing it (together)," said Spang, of his 11-year-old, French horn playing son, Benjamin. "My daughter is in the string orchestra. This is her first year, too. It's really neat." Created in 1995, Encore Community Music Association's big focus is "intergenerational" participation, according to Mindy Niles, executive director of the...

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