Western Reserve Masonic Community (WRMC) members have been enjoying the expansion of their community since September. The first part of the construction project to be completed was the Community Center. This opening was celebrated with a champagne toast followed by a performance by the Brass Band of the Western Reserve. Close to 130 community members enjoyed this festive evening.
The Brass Band of the Western Reserve (BBWR) was founded in 1997 by Dr. Keith Wilkinson, a nationally renowned British brass band conductor, arranger and frequent adjudicator at the North American Brass Band Competition. BBWR’s current director, Jay Wardeska, has been a band conductor and active trumpet player in the state of Ohio for more than 30 years.
The band follows British brass band instrumentation, using cornets and tenor horns in place of trumpets and French horns. Tubas, euphoniums, baritones and trombones round out the band, with a strong percussion ensemble for support.
The smiles on the faces of the community members told the whole story of the evening. Everyone was thrilled with their beautiful community and the excellent concert. Now everyone is looking forward to the ribbon cutting ceremony and showing the city of Medina their beautiful new community center for all to enjoy.