Just jump into the community bands I wouldnt worry about your level of play. There are a lot of varied players out there. I once a LONG time ago joined the Valley concert and jazz bands (which is close to you). I just wanted to play 3rd in the concert band and fourth in the jazz band to see if my nerve damaged hand could come back. Next thing you know I was offered 1st in both. I declined the offer since I knew my chops were not up to it and my hand couldnt handle a fast riff. Yet they still gave it to me,I left shortly after since I was embarrassed that I couldnt cut it like I wanted too.