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 <tecklasd@gmail.com>.


 (Holiday Season Rehearsals Begin on September 24, 2019)
Held Tuesday nights
7:00 p.m.  Earl Heck Community Center


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


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

American Salute

You're Welcome

Semper Fidelis

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

Christmas Recollections

Good Swing Wenceslas

White Christmas

Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

Sleigh Ride