Rehearsals for the start of a new season by the Haywood Community Band begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, in the Fellowship Hall of Long’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 133 Old Clyde Road. The rehearsals continue at the same time each Thursday evening. Membership is open to all who have previously played in a band, no matter how long ago it was. Auditions are not required. If you would like to participate, call band president Rhonda Kram, owner of the Stone Cottage Band Instrument Shoppe, at 456-4880.