Piqua Civic Band season upcoming

For the Daily Call

PIQUA — The Piqua Civic Band is pleased to announce its 2016 summer season at Hance Pavilion in Piqua’s Fountain Park. The band kicks off its season on July 4 at 2 p.m. as part of Piqua’s Fourth of July festivities. The concert, titled “America the Beautiful,” will feature the music of some of our country’s greatest composers. Tenor Gregory Ashe from the Michigan Opera Theatre will be the band’s featured soloist for the afternoon.

On July 14, the band will present “Young at Heart,” a concert for the child in everyone. Bring the entire family for an evening of music from the movies of Walt Disney and other fun surprises. Patrick Woods will be the band’s trumpet soloist for “Beauty and the Beast.”

The band will feature many of its own members with a concert called “And All that Jazz!” on July 21. Soloists from the band will help salute the music of the Big Band Era and pay tribute to Frank Sinatra and Glenn Miler.

On July 28, the civic band will explore American popular music in “American Pop.” Saxophonist Bill Burns will be the band’s guest artist and will perform “Harlem Nocturne” and “Persuasion.”

The band will wrap up its season on Aug. 4, by saluting the “Songs of Stage and Screen.” This concert will feature great songs from operas, musicals, and movies. Dr. David Sievers, professor of vocal music at The University of Dayton, will be the band’s guest vocalist for the evening.

All concerts are free and open to the public. Please visit the band’s web site at http://piquacivicband.weebly.com for more information.

Once again this summer, the Piqua Civic Band wants to honor the people of Piqua who make our community great. If you know someone who you think makes our city a better place to live, submit a nomination along with a couple of sentences describing their contributions. Honorees will be recognized at one of our summer concerts!

Nominations can be submitted through the Piqua Civic Band’s web site, Facebook page or by mail to The Piqua Civic Band, 5515 W. Versailles Road, Piqua, OH 45356.

For the Daily Call