Fall concert on tap

Published 10:19 am Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Ohio University Southern Community Band opens the 2014-15 Ohio University Southern Community Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. on Monday.

The concert takes place in the Collins Center Bowman Auditorium. Their performance includes music from musicals along with marches, jazz, pop and rock selections. Admission is free and open to the public

Founded in 1998 by its current director, Dr. Pat McCoy, who is a senior lecturer in fine arts at Ohio University Southern, the community band performs several times a year on campus and throughout the Tri-State. Recent performances include the reception following the annual scholarship recognition ceremony at the OUS Ironton campus, Navy Night, the Ironton Memorial Day Parade and at several area health care facilities. The band also performs annually in the Ashland and Ironton Christmas parades.

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Future performances include its annual Christmas concert on Monday, Dec. 8, in the Ironton High School auditorium and a spring concert on Monday, April 13, 2015, in the Bowman Auditorium.

The band consists of approximately 15 community members from the Ashland, Ironton and Huntington areas performing on wind, brass and percussion instruments. Some are working professionals and others are retired, ranging in age from the early 20s through the early 70s.

The community band rehearses 6-7:30 p.m. on Mondays in the Ohio University Southern Community Building on the corner of Ninth Street and Bob Lutz Way.

The band is always looking for new members, so anyone with basic music reading and musicianship skills who is interested and has access to a band instrument, except percussion, should contact McCoy for additional information at 740-533-4541 or mccoy@ohio.edu.