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Neighborhood Unity One Chord At Time: Welcome To The Hermon Park Community Band

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 The Hermon Park Community Band (L to R: Monk Turner, Julian Cullers, Jiro Matsuki, Kristi Rodehorst & Logan Hone)
Ari Saperstein
The Hermon Park Community Band (L to R: Monk Turner, Julian Cullers, Jiro Matsuki, Kristi Rodehorst & Logan Hone)

Every night in LA, there are countless concerts and open mics, where performers try to get even a few minutes of time in the limelight. For local musicians, it can be hard to find their place in such a crowded field. But one group in Northeast L.A. has made a space where people of all levels and experience can shine: the Hermon Park Community Band. KPCC's Ari Saperstein has their story.

Every night in LA, there are countless concerts and open mics, where performers try to get even a few minutes of time in the limelight. For local musicians, it can be hard to find their place in such a crowded field. But one group in Northeast L.A. has made a space where people of all levels and experience can shine: the Hermon Park Community Band. KPCC's Ari Saperstein has their story.

The Hermon Park Community Band is supported by a non-profit organization called Art In The Park. They're located at the Arroyo Secco Park in Hermon Park at 5568 Via Marisol Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90042. For information about upcoming events, workshops and programming, visit their website at www.artintheparkla.org

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