If you want to be serenaded by talented musicians, then look no further than the Lakeland Civic Band at Lakeland Community College. Composed of Lakeland students, high school players, school music teachers, directors, and community musicians; the Lakeland Civic Band is one of the few community college groups that received the Sudler Silver Scroll Award for musical excellence and service to the community.
The Lakeland Civic Band has been honored by invitations to perform for national, state and regional conferences including the Ohio Music Education Association Conference; the North Central Regional Conference of the College Band Directors National Association at The Ohio State University; the National Convention of the American School Band Directors Association in Columbus; the National Convention of the Association of Concert Bands in Lisle, Illinois; and at the Chautauqua Institution.
Founded in 1977, the Lakeland Civic Band has commissioned two original compositions including "Poem for Band" by Dr. Rex Mitchell and "Ode to a Clocktower" by Dan Rager. During its history, the Lakeland Civic Band featured world renowned Dr. Frederick Fennell and Col. John Bourgeois as guest conductors, with Dan Crain as the current conductor.
WHO IS ELEGIBLE: All College students, All community adults (college age and up)
WHEN: Thursday evenings, 7:30 - 10 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeland Community College Music Room, Building C, Room C-1078
REQUIREMENTS: Sight-reading skills. Skills in ensemble performance. Most performers must provide their own instruments, and percussionists must provide their own mallets. A commitment to Thursday night rehearsals and two to four performances per year.
CRITERIA: Acceptance into the Lakeland Civic Concert Band is by audition. Please contact Lakeland's Civic Band Director for more information.