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Lakeland Civic Band focuses on the richness of traditional Cuban music

Posted: April 2, 2019 | Updated: April 25, 2019

The Lakeland Civic Band will perform a tribute to Latin-American music in their spring concert “Cuban Fire.” The concert is slated for Sunday, April 14, at 4 p.m. in Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center, in the D-Building on 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 direction of Daniel Crain, the band will feature a diverse selection of Latin-American music that is sure to stir the soul. Selections will include George Gershwin’s “Cuban Overture” and Arturo Marquez’s renowned “Danzon No. 2” that will be guest conducted by Dr. Bruce Moss, director of bands at Bowling Green State University. The band will also perform a special arrangement of Astor Piazzolla’s “Libertango” featuring two outstanding high school soloists Kira Marjanovic of Lakewood High School on trumpet, and Logan Willis of Firelands High School on euphonium.

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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