|Rotary announces 'Music in the Park' series|
|Thursday, May 29, 2014 8:13 PM|
BY NANCY SPENCER
dhi MEDIA Editor
“Our guiding principal is to bring in groups that offer us different music genres,” Series Chair the Rev. David Howell said. “We always talk to other groups who recommend different bands and we try to periodically bring back bands our crowds have enjoyed in the past. We try to make each series a little different.”
Concert are free and open to the public. Music begins at 6 p.m. with food at 5:30 p.m.
The 2014 series will kick off on June 8 with Night Session, a full instrumental big band of professional musicians, including vocalists. Their upbeat repertoire cuts across generations and varies from popular songs and Jazz standards from the 1920s to the present.
Central Ohio Brass Band, the forefront of the resurgence of the brass band movement for more than 20 years, will perform on June 22. The 45-piece ensemble is brass and percussion only, following the tradition of British brass bands.
Homegrown local favorite Nashville Crush takes the July 13 spot. Nashville Crush has roots stemming from Putnam County and now calls Lima home. The band is a balanced fusion of Country and Rock provided by some of the best musicians in the business. They tie in their music with an award-winning stage performance.
America’s premiere Rock ‘n’ Roll oldies review Phil Dirt and Dozers will take listeners on the ultimate journey on July 27. With their musical talent, high energy and contagious sense of humor, Phil Dirt and the Dozers travel to another time and place,namely the 50s, 60s and 70s Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Back by popular demand is the Kettering Banjo Society on Aug. 10. A concert favorite, the society will present a program reminiscent of the showboat era with that good old Ragtime music, some Jolson, America and a strong flavor of patriotism.
Jimmy Buffet fans will rejoice at the final concert of the season with the Parrots of the Caribbean. The quintet of fine seasoned players hailing from Dayton salute the music and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffet and the Coral Reef Band. They are fun, exciting and entertaining for any age group.
The Music in the Park series is underwritten by an Arnold C. Dienstberger Foundation Grant and many other community sponsors.