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The warmth of the holiday season flows in Lakeland Civic Band concert

Posted: November 20, 2018 | Updated: December 4, 2018

The Lakeland Civic Band will welcome in the season with their “Holiday Favorites” concert slated for Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at 4 p.m. in Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center, in the D-Building on the college’s main campus at 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, 44094.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $2 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the college’s box office on the date of the concert or in advance by calling 440.525.7134 or online through

Under the baton of Director Daniel D. Crain, the concert will begin with the spirited “The Star Spangled Banner,” and will follow with selections from the Nutcracker Suite, a tribute to Hanukkah and many seasonal treasures such as “Greensleeves,” “A Most Wonderful Christmas,” and “Sleigh Ride” among others. The concert will also feature a return of former band director and founder Chuck Frank as director emeritus when he leads the band through “Fanfare and Allegro.”

The Lakeland Civic Band

The Lakeland Civic Band provides an opportunity for instrumentalists from the area to perform band literature of the highest quality. Its membership is drawn from Lakeland students, talented high school players, school music teachers and directors, and community musicians who are selected by audition.

In addition to concerts at Lakeland each fall and spring, the band has performed at area high schools and universities; national, state and regional conferences and conventions; Severance Hall and the Chautauqua Institute. The band has invited a variety of illustrious guest conductors and artists and has featured several of its members as soloists. The Lakeland Civic Band received the Sudler Silver Scroll Award presented by the Sousa Foundation in recognition of musical excellence and service to the community.

About the civic music programs

Lakeland Community College provides community members the opportunity to express and advance their talents by performing in four music groups: the Lakeland Civic Band, the Lakeland Civic Chorus, the Lakeland Civic Jazz Orchestra and the Lakeland Civic Orchestra.Additionally, the college offers talented high school students Jazz Impact, an all-star high school music group.

For more information about the civic music groups and auditions, contact Jeri Lynn Pilarczyk in the Arts and Sciences Division at 440.525.7261 or email

Lakeland Community College is located at the I-90 East/ Route 306 exit. Free parking is available.

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