PIQUA - The Piqua Civic Band continues its summer concert season on Thursday, July 10, at Hance Pavilion under the direction of guest conductor, Mr. Brian McKibben. This week’s concert is titled “To Those Who Serve” and features guest clarinet soloist Mr. Brad Pipenger and guest vocalist Mr. David McKibben. Selections will include The Light Eternal, Stranger on the Shore, Pop and Rock Legends: Chicago, An Irish Rhapsody, A Cohan Salute, A Celebration of Taps, plus marches by John Philip Sousa and much more!
McKibben is pleased to be one of this season’s guest conductors of the Piqua Civic Band. He is a native of Greenville, where he resides with his wife, Erin, and their two children, Max and Maggie. McKibben graduated from Greenville High School in 1994. Following high school, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Bowling Green State University in 1998, a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton in 2011, and he completed the Principal Licensure Program through the University of Dayton, receiving his Ohio PreK-12 Principal License in 2012. Over the past fourteen years, McKibben has taught instrumental music in the Greenville City School District. During his tenure, he has served as the high school band director and for the past five years, he has been directing the middle and junior high concert and jazz bands, while assisting with the marching band. Mr. McKiibben is a member of the Ohio Music Education Association and the American Band Association. He also has been a member of the Greenville Municpal Concert Band for the past twenty years as a trombonist, guest conductor, and treasurer. Mr. McKibben has also served on the staff of the Ohio Ambassadors of Music’s Band and Choir European concert tour and on the Bowling Green State University’s Alumni Band Board.
McKibben has been performing in the Miami Valley since he moved back to Dayton in 2002. He is the current Resident Music Director and Vocal Coach for Dare 2 Defy productions in Dayton. McKibben has been a guest vocalist with the Air Force Band of Flight and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, and is a past member of the Bach Society of Dayton. He is also a past vocalist and Board Member for Musica; Dayton’s professional chamber choir. He studied voice at Wright State University and at Bowling Green State University and sang with several choral ensembles at both schools. McKibben holds a degree in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati and a Bachelors Degree in Organizational Leadership from Wright State University.
All concerts begin at 7 p.m. and admission is free. Please visit the band’s website at piquacivicband.weebly.com for more information.