DEFIANCE, Ohio - Area music lovers won’t want to miss the final concert of the Defiance College Community Band’s 2012-13 season scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Defiance Community Auditorium, downtown Defiance.
This musical group has thrilled audiences with rousing performances this season, and directors Cathy Booth and Scott Rogers say the final performance promises to be just as exciting. Booth and Rogers will lead the 85 musicians in an eclectic array of titles all blended for an evening of superb musical entertainment titled “Boogie, Bugs, Flowers, and a Flying Horse.” The concert will feature members of the band as well as a few special guests.
The DCCB brass choir and percussion will kick-off the concert with a Viennese Fanfare by Richard Strauss.
The newly appointed Defiance College director of bands, Bridget Leahy, joins the DCCB on a “flying-arpeggiated” version of a “golden oldie” as the band welcomes and features its newest music faculty member on the Golden Age of the Xylophone.
Wauseon native, educator, composer, french hornist, and guest conductor Tracy Behrman will also be taking the podium to conduct his own composition and popular arrangement of “Beyond the Horizon.” The concert is free and open to the public. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.
Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate programs of study as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. The college website is www.defiance.edu.