WCHS Community Band Concerts Announced

The low brass section of the WCHS Summer Community Band: Top left – Lowell Frantz, Bob Iams, and Kayla Fisher;  Seated left – Jerry Payn, Ben Carmel, and Bradley Moses


The Wayne County Historical Society Summer Community Band is looking forward to its first concert this summer. The band will be performing under the baton of Mr Randy Claes on Wed., June 14 at 7:00 p.m. on the campus of the Wayne County Historical Society. Also directing will be Tim Wolf.

We are hoping many WWII Veterans will attend whom we will honor while playing “Homefront” (musical memories from World War II) and the “Armed Forces Salute”!

Otherwise we will be playing “fun” songs – marches, show tunes, patriotic songs, etc. This band is an effort to remind us of the bands which many communities had back a hundred years or so ago. The Wooster “Board of Trade Band” with their concerts in the old bandstand in front of the now “Everything Rubbermaid” store was an example of this type of band.

In case of inclement weather the concert will be in St. Mary’s Gymnasium (across Bowman St. from the Wayne County Historical Society).

A second concert is planned for Thurs., July 20 at 7:00 p.m. in “Downtown Wooster” in front of the “Everything Rubbermaid” store.

We greatly appreciate the wonderful cooperation of the College of Wooster Music Department and C. O. W. conductors Nancy Ditmer, Jeff Lindberg, and Ned Brooks. Also appreciated is St. Mary’s Catholic Church for the use of their school gymnasium if needed!!

A huge THANK YOU to a friend of the Wayne County Historical Society that is sponsoring the band for the sixth year and wishes to remain anonymous!

The band is open to anybody that plays a band instrument (including percussion), young or not so young, experienced or not so experienced!! We range in age from 12 to 89 years young! We are pleased to have over 50 members in the band! Many members of the band have college degrees in music and many more members played in a college level band while they were in college.


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