Englewood Civic Band
The Englewood Civic Band is a volunteer concert band that began in 1990. The band started as the Trotwood Municipal Band in 1973 and moved to Englewood in 1990. Band members range in age from high school students to members in their late eighties and nineties with some original Trotwood Band members still playing.
The band has two seasons, a Summer concert season and a Holiday season with concerts typically about one hour in length. Rehearsals for the summer season begin in February with a break in late August. Holiday season rehearsals begin in September and concerts are in November and December. Rehearsals are at the Earl Heck Community Center, 201 North Main Street, Englewood, on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30.
The band plays a mix of public and private concerts including a 4th of July concert in Centennial Park, a concert for the Englewood Arts Festival in August, and a holiday concert at the Englewood Government Center in November. The band plays a wide variety of music including marches, pop tunes and concert band literature.
The current director of the band is Teckla Dando who took over as conductor in 2017. The previous director, Tim Elliott, was conductor from 1997 through 2016. Earlier directors of the band include Ken Breitholle, David Keener, Ward Zerkle and Richard Flagel.
Membership in the band is open to musicians from all over the Dayton area. The band currently has openings for players, especially clarinet, tenor sax and second percussion players.
If you are interested in joining the band or scheduling a public or private concert, please contact the director, Teckla Dando by calling or texting 937-626-2157 or by email <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Rehearsals(Holiday Season Rehearsals Begin on September 24, 2019)
Held Tuesday nights
7:00 p.m. Earl Heck Community Center
CONCERTS FOR 2019
June 11, Senior Ice Cream Social, Earl Heck Center. 7:30 p.m. Public
June 18, Stillwater Center. Private
July 4, Centennial Park, 7:00 p.m. Public
July 16, Grace Brethren Village. Private
July 23, Community of Christ Church. Private
July 30, Friendship Village. Private
August 11, Arts Festival, Centennial Park. 1:00 p.m. Public
November 30, Holiday Celebration, Englewood Government Center. 6:30 p.m. Public
December 3, Grace Brethren Village. Private
December 10, Friendship Village. Private
CONCERTS FOR 2020
May 3, WACO Air Museum, 1865 South County Road 25A, Troy. 3:00 p.m. Public
Summer selections, 2019 (Salute to The Greatest Generation)
American Heritage Overture
The Greatest Generation
At the Movies--The Musicals
Glenn Miller In Concert
Mission Impossible Theme
The Homefront: Musical Memories of World War II
America the Beautiful
Lest We Forget
Armed Forces Salute
Stars and Stripes Forever
Holiday selections, 2018
Dashing Through the Snow
Merry Christmas Darling
Canadian Brass Christmas
The Toy Trumpet
Chanukah Is Here
Good Swing Wenceslas
Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen