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Community bands are making a resurgence after being battered by the coronavirus pandemic

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Maude King
The horn section of the Metropolitan Atlanta Community Band

Community bands date back to the American Revolution. There are more than a thousand of them in big cities and small towns around the country. The pandemic has battered these amateur bands but, as WBGO’s Jon Kalish reports, they’re getting back to performing, especially after Labor Day.

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