Civic band to perform songs of stage, screen



PIQUA — The Piqua Civic Band performs its last concert of the summer season at 7 p.m. Aug. 4 at Hance Pavilion. The band will be performing songs from musicals and movies.

The band will feature tenor Dr. David Sievers, professor of vocal music at The University of Dayton. Selections will include “Mission: Impossible,” “As Time Goes By,” “Star Wars: The Marches,” and highlights from “Mamma Mia!,” “Grease,” “Harry Potter” and many other great shows.

Dr. Sievers is an artist-in-residence of voice at the University of Dayton where he teaches private voice and related coursework. He also co-directs the UD Opera Workshop, where he will conduct Die Fledermaus in the fall.

Raised in Kennewick, Wash., Dr. Sievers holds a bachelor of music (summa cum laude) degree from Washington State University, a master of music degree from Boise State University, and the doctor of music degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he taught voice and undergraduate vocal pedagogy.

Dr. Sievers has performed several of the most famed character tenor roles on stages throughout the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest, as well as the Opera Theater and Music Festival of Lucca (Italy).

Active as a recitalist, he has been the tenor soloist for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem, Carmina Burana, The Creation, Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, and Adolphus Hailstork’s cantata I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes. He has appeared with the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Springfield Symphony, as well as the civic bands of Piqua and Lima.

He is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the National Opera Association, the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, and Phi Beta Kappa. A church musician since the age of 12, Dr. Sievers is the pastoral associate of music and Liturgy at St. Luke Parish in Beavercreek.

All concerts are free and open to the public. Visit the band’s website at