Piqua Civic Band concert season set

PIQUA — The Piqua Civic Band plans to hold its Summer Concert Series at Hance Pavilion this year.

Plans are in place to socially distance the band members and the audience to protect all who attend from COVID-19. Programs will not be handed out at the door, but will be available on the band’s Facebook page and website. Plans are in place to make videos of the concerts available on Facebook for later viewing for those who do not feel comfortable attending in person.

The band kicks off its season at 3 p.m. July 4 with “American Heritage,” which will feature the music of some of our country’s greatest music. Dr. David Sievers, professor of vocal music at The University of Dayton, will be the band’s guest vocalist for the afternoon.

On July 9, the band presents “Back to the ’60s,” a follow up concert to last year’s celebration of the music of the Baby Boomer generation.

July 16’s concert is titled “Water, Water Everywhere” and celebrates the music of the sea, pirates, and aquatic life. Saxophonist Bill Burns will be the band’s guest artist for the evening.

On July 23, the band performs some “Songs of Travel,” visiting various countries by land, sea, and air.

Finally, on July 30, the season wraps up with “Celebrations,” exploring music of the different holidays of the year. This concert will feature The University of Dayton’ trumpet professor Eric Knorr.

All concerts are free and open to the public. Please visit the band’s website at piquacivicband.weebly.com for more information.