Civic band to begin season

PIQUA — The Piqua Civic Band begins its summer concert season at 7 p.m. Thursday at Hance Pavilion under the direction of conductor Brett Poling.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The band will salute great Americans in honor of the 4th of July weekend. Selections will include “Yankee Doodle,” Duke Ellington’s “Sophisticated Ladies,” Elvis Presley’s “Golden Hits,” “America the Beautiful,” a patriotic sing-a-long and more.

The band’s guest vocalist for the evening will be Dr. David Sievers, professor of vocal music at The University of Dayton.