Orchestral & Instrumental Music
Hamilton • 513-895-5151
Founded in 1951, the Butler Philharmonic (formerly the Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra) is dedicated 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.
Centerville Community Band (CCB)
Centerville • 937-825-0691
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. Membership 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
Yellow Springs • 937-374-8800
Chamber Music Yellow Springs presents traditional and contemporary professional ensembles of 3-6 musicians from around the globe. Great masterpieces, new music and cross-cultural works are performed in a traditional, intimate chamber music setting. Pre-concert lectures provide insight into the music and post-concert dinners allow conversation with the musicians.
Dayton Jazz Orchestra
Dayton • 937-212-2056
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.
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
Dayton • 937-224-3521
Founded in 1933, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra has a distinguished place in Dayton’s history as one of Miami Valley’s oldest and longest-standing cultural institutions. A regional orchestra with 83 contracted musicians and rich in artistic tradition, the Dayton Philharmonic is honored to call the world-class, state-of-the-art Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center its home. The Dayton Philharmonic proudly presents a wide variety of genres throughout each season, including Masterworks, SuperPops, Recital Series, Family Concert, Rockin’ Orchestra programs, and special events, totaling nearly 50 stunning performances each year.
Harps of Grace
Dayton • email@example.com
The Harps of Grace ensemble was organized in the spring of 2003 by local harpists desiring to play and perform together. It presents concerts for retirement communities, schools, churches, and public events as well as a Christmas and a spring concert. Harps of Grace has 11 members and is directed by Dayton Philharmonic principal harpist Leslie Stratton Norris.
Kettering Civic Band
Kettering • 937-296-0294
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.
Lebanon Symphony Orchestra
Lebanon • 513-630-4066
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).
Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra (MVSO)
Dayton • 937-530-0515
Founded in 1989, the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra presents programs that entertain, enrich, and inspire our community. This all-volunteer orchestra is comprised of dedicated and accomplished musicians and is pleased to offer concerts ranging from classical and pops to collaborations in dance and musical theatre.
The Ohio Valley British Brass Band
Dayton • 937-339-4610
The Ohio Valley British Brass Band is a 45-member brass and percussion ensemble that performs 12 to 15 concerts annually throughout southwestern Ohio and is comprised of the best players in the Miami Valley. The band plays a variety of musical repertoire appropriate and suitable to its audience, including marches, overtures, show tunes, light classics, popular music, and patriotic selections.
Piqua Civic Band
Piqua • 937-320-9516
The Piqua Civic Band was founded in 1932. The band performs concerts each summer at Hance Pavilion in Piqua’s Fountain Park every Thursday in July, and August 1, at 7 p.m. Musical styles range from jazz to classical to Broadway and beyond! All concerts are free and open to the public.
Springfield Symphony Orchestra (SSO)
Springfield • 937-328-3874
Founded in 1943, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra is one of the Miami Valley’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 in the world-class Clark State Performing Arts Center. The SSO also supports a symphony chorale, three youth orchestras, and a children’s chorus.
West Chester Symphony Orchestra
West Chester • 513-829-2779
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 Early Music Ensemble
Dayton • 937-304-1211
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 has been bringing the delightful sounds of renaissance music to the Miami Valley and beyond for almost 30 years!