3 Note Band
Director: Dorothy Frueh
band url: http://3noteband.blogspot.com/
The 3 Note Band calls Carmichael, CA home, and currently consists of Director Dorothy Frueh, 17 musicians, and a singer.
In Dec. 2006 Dorothy was asked if she would teach some friends to play 3 notes on band instruments so they could play Christmas songs at an annual party. Of course, it would take a few more than 3 notes but she decided to do it. Eleven people attended 3 lessons where the fingerings were written in and instruction was centered around making a sound. The band performed at the party and the musicians were so excited they wanted to continue to play. In January 2007 our first official rehearsal took place. Most of the musicians had never played an instrument or read music before, though some had played in school almost 20-30 years ago. Several years later, the band is thriving and thoroughly enjoys performing.
Our mission is to share our gift of music especially with those who need a lift. We make weekly birthday phone calls and perform annually at the Carmichael Park Community Band Festival. We also play a family and friend's concert, perform at the Children's Receiving Home, and at an assisted living facility. In 2009 we became members of the Sacramento Valley Symphonic Band Association.