The Centerville Community Band provides adults an opportunity to play in a concert band for enjoyment and continuing education, and to give back to the community via performances throughout the year. The CCB is a 501(c)(3) organization and will accept charitable donations. Member- ship in the band is open to anyone who plays or has played an instrument and is out of high school. There are no auditions and all are welcome to participate.
Chamber Music Yellow Springs presents ensembles that play music from living composers, cross-cultural works, and familiar pieces. Pre-concert and post-concert events are offered that allow concertgoers of all levels, from first-timers to veteran attendees, to gain an enhanced appreciation for the wonderful musical medium of chamber music.
The Dayton Jazz Orchestra presents the exciting sounds of modern and traditional big band music. The 16-piece jazz orchestra plays selections from the music libraries of Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Bob Mintzer, Rob McConnell, Duke Ellington, and more. The DJO presents concerts and educational clinics throughout the Dayton area.
The goal of the Dayton Mandolin Orchestra is to enrich lives through the revival, preservation, and promotion of the mandolin family and its repertoire. This all-volunteer group offers a friendly and supportive performance outlet that unites musicians of diverse backgrounds and ability levels.
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, part of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, is a fully professional, unionized orchestra composed of musicians who also teach in area high schools and universities and privately. In addition to a full symphony orchestra, the Dayton Philharmonic supports a chamber orchestra, five chamber ensembles, a professional concert band, a 140-voice all-volunteer Chorus, and three youth orchestras.
Founded in 1951, the Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra is dedicat- ed to outstanding and uncommon programming, providing the community with access to international guest artists, fine musical talent, and renowned conductors. Home of the Ohio Mozart Festival, the 75-member professional orchestra presents 10 to 12 concerts annually and, since 1997, also includes a symphony chorale. The Great Miami Youth Symphony is the official youth orchestra of the Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra Association.
The Harps of Grace ensemble was organized in the spring of 2003 by local harpists desiring to play and perform together. They present concerts for retirement communities, schools, churches, and public events as well as a Christmas and a spring concert. Harps of Grace has 12 members and is directed by Dayton Philharmonic principal harpist Leslie Stratton Norris.
The Kettering Civic Band originated in 1959 as a 12-member ensemble at the Fairmont Presbyterian Church in Kettering, Ohio. In 1960, it became part of the Kettering Adult School and is now sponsored by the City of Kettering as part of its Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department. The band consists of about 70 amateur volunteer musicians representing a wide range of professions and vocations, all sharing in the enjoyment of making music.
The Lebanon Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to make the classical music experience educational, attractive, accessible, and affordable for families, and to provide performance opportunities for the advanced musician (the Lebanon Symphony Chorus), the professional musician (the Lebanon Symphony Orchestra), and the aspiring young musician (the Lebanon Symphony Youth Orchestra).
The Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1989, brings high-quality symphony orchestra performances to the Miami Valley at community prices. In addition to standard symphonic music, this volunteer orchestra has performed full operas, ballets, silent film scores, and musical theater.
2016–2017 marks Carmon DeLeone’s 35th Anniversary season with the Middletown Symphony Orchestra. Concerts will be presented at the Dave Finkelman Auditorium of Miami University. The MSO also provides a Youth Orchestra made up of talented area middle and high school students.
The Ohio Valley British Brass Band is a 45-member brass and percussion ensemble that performs 12 to 15 concerts annually throughout south- western Ohio and is comprised of the best players in the Miami Valley. Founded in 1992, the OVBBB will be celebrating its 25th anniversary season next year by presenting several special concerts in the Dayton area.
The Piqua Civic Band was founded in 1932. The band performs concerts each summer at Hance Pavilion in Piqua’s Fountain Park on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. beginning in July. Musical styles range from jazz to classical to Broadway and beyond! All concerts are free and open to the public.
Founded in 1943, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra is one of Springfield’s greatest assets. Music director Peter Stafford Wilson conducts 72 of the area’s finest professional musicians and internationally renowned guest artists for six subscription concerts and special outreach programs. The SSO also supports a symphony chorale, three youth orchestras, and a children’s chorus.
The West Chester Symphony Orchestra, a nonprofit organization founded in 1997, is comprised of volunteer musicians who provide free entertainment to the community. The mission is to educate, enrich, and expose the local community and students to the arts while providing an artistic musical opportunity for orchestral musicians in the region.
Wind in the Woods is a versatile ensemble whose mission is to encourage interest in early music, to entertain, and to educate. Instruments used to bring to life medieval, renaissance, and baroque music include recorders, crumhorns, cornamuse, kordholt, gemshorn, viola da gamba, and lute. The group is available for performances at schools, weddings, nursing homes, universities, and events.