DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College Community Band will perform its annual “Tribute
to Veterans” concert on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Defiance Community Auditorium,
downtown Defiance. The concert will feature saxophone soloist Master Sergeant Stanley
E. George, performing the virtuosic ragtime solo “Nola” and a selection called “’Saxophobia.”
Defiance College director of bands Bridget Leahy will conduct the armed services tribute, and conductors Cathy Booth and Scott Rogers will round out the program with songs from our nation’s rich musical heritage including the “Midway March” and “The Blue and the Grey”.
The concert will also include Jamie Blank, the “voice” of the DCCB, and the greatest march ever written, “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”
Doors open at 6:45 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Come and help celebrate America and honor the men and women who made our freedoms possible.
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.