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Lakeland Civic Band presents a summer concert series

Posted: June 1, 2022

The Lakeland Civic Band will perform a concert series titled “Dances from Around the World” at three noted Lake County venues this summer. The concerts are slated for Sunday, July 17, 2022, at 2 p.m. at the Mentor Civic Amphitheater; Thursday, July 28, 2022, at 7 p.m. at the Wildwood Cultural Center; and Sunday, July 31, 2022, at 2 p.m. at the James A. Garfield National Historic Site. The concerts are free and open to the public, and guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets.

Under the baton of summer band director Frank Cosenza, the summer concerts will include an Italian polka and tarantella, a paso doble and tango from Latin America, a waltz from the United States, a beguine and a wedding dance. Additionally, show tunes and marches will round out the musical productions. Summer band member Michelle Watson will be featured as she performs “Xylophone Rag.”


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 also performs at various venues and often includes a summer concert series. 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.

Those interested in participating in the summer edition of the Lakeland Civic Band can email director Frank Cosenza at


Lakeland Community College provides community members the opportunity to express and advance their talents by performing in five music groups: the Lakeland Civic Band, the Lakeland Civic Chorus, the Lakeland Civic Flute Choir, 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


For more than 50 years, Lakeland Community College has impacted thousands of lives through learning. Founded in 1967, Lakeland was the first college in Ohio created by a vote of the people. True to its mission, the college provides quality learning opportunities to nearly 8,000 credit students to meet the needs of the community at its campus in Kirtland and online.

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, Lakeland offers more than 140 associate degree and certificate programs that may lead to high-demand careers or transfer to four-year institutions. The college also provides access to bachelor’s, graduate and doctorate degrees along with certificates and endorsements, as well as lifelong learning opportunities, on campus through the Holden University Center of Lakeland, in partnership with 11 four-year institutions.

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