By Joe Reavis
Wylie City Council members last week conducted a public hearing to annex a portion of Pleasant Valley Road, heard a proposal for a senior citizens apartment complex and heard of efforts to organize an adult community band.
The council met Tuesday, Jan. 12, at City Hall.
Other business included designating an official newspaper for publication of legal notices and hearing a report on proposed board of governance changes for North Texas Municipal Water District.
The community band is being organized by Mike Lipe, Wylie Independent School District Fine Arts Director, and Dr. Ross Grant of Wylie.
“Over the years, two or three times I have been approached about starting a community band,” Lipe said.
He noted that those requests were for him to organize and manage the band, which he was reluctant to do, but recently Grant volunteered to help in the effort.
“Most major cities and suburbs in the Dallas area have an active, adult community band,” Grant said. “Wylie is ready for its own community band.”
The band, Lipe explained, would be made up of recent Wylie band students and adults who have maintained an interest in music over the years. He said the band would welcome musicians who have continued playing their instruments to those who would be picking up an instrument for the first time in years.
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