3 Note Band
Director: Dorothy Frueh
The 3 Note Band calls Carmichael, CA home, and currently consists of Maestrini Dorothy Frueh, 19 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 officia and . l 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 perform at the Carmichael Park Ciommunity Band Festival, Holiday Sing Along concerts for family and friends as well as entertaining at assisted living facilities. The band also makes birthday phone calls.