Hello, I am a 17-year-old senior from Atascadero High School, and I play the bassoon. Not many people know what this instrument is. It is a very hard and rare instrument, and not many people play it. Finding a band that can allow me to become a better musician outside of the high school, and have fun doing so is a hard thing. However, the Atascadero Community Band lets me do this.
The band consists of professional-level players all the way down to high school level players who want a fun and encouraging place to play their instruments. We play every Tuesday at the Atascadero Lake Park during the summer, and we gain many players during this time. We have members from all around the county, some even as far away as Cambria.
I would like to thank the Atascadero community for supporting the band. If this band had not been around, I would not have had the opportunity to support this community.