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February 24, 2012

Leisure

Community Activity Center offers
music gear for on-site use

Musical instruments are available at the Fort McCoy Community Activity Center (CAC), building 2000, for authorized patrons who want to make their own kind of music.
PHOTO: Adam Bloor, a Community Activity Center recreation aide, uses an electronic tuner to tune an acoustic guitar. Photo by Rob Schuette
Adam Bloor, a Community Activity Center recreation aide, uses an electronic tuner to tune an acoustic guitar. The Community Activity Center has a variety of musical equipment available for authorized patrons to play or practice on site. (Photo by Rob Schuette)

The facility has guitars, pianos, and snare drums/amplifiers available for free on-site use, said Adam Bloor, CAC recreation aide.

Acoustic (non-amplified), electric and bass guitars are available for use. Bloor said the CAC has several song books that can be used along with the guitars.

An electrical tuner also is available to ensure the instruments are properly tuned.

Patrons can play/practice the guitar in a lower-level practice/play room along with snare drums and amplifiers, he said.

A piano and piano practice/play room is available on the second floor of the CAC, Bloor said. Instructor lessons, at cost, are available for interested personnel.

“With the departure of the servicemembers here for mobilization and demobilization there are more opportunities for patrons to use the guitars and snare drums,” Bloor said.

“CAC staff members are here to check out the items to authorized patrons, and we will help them tune items as desired,” Bloor added.

The instruments are available on a first-come, first-served basis during the CAC’s regular hours from 11 a.m-9 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.

Bloor said patrons using the facility must present their common access cards at the front desk to check into the facility.

For more information about musical instruments or other recreational opportunities available at the CAC, call 608-388-3213.

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