Oxford Community Band in concert celebrating 31 years


OXFORD — The Oxford Community Arts Center welcomes the Oxford Community Band in Concert on Tuesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. The concert, celebrating their 31st year of performances, includes musical selections for the evening including; Robin Hood Soundtrack Highlights (Kamen; arr. Bocook), Carnival of Melody (arr. Hawkins), Stephen Foster Revisited (arr. Ployhar), Colonel Bogey March (Alford; arr. Barnes), Jump Swing Fever (arr. Wasson), Highlights From Les Miserables (Schonberg; arr. Vinson), Amber Waves of Grain (Curnow), and more.

Admission to the performance is free, but donations are appreciated. All donations support the band and OCAC equally.

The Oxford Community Band, composed of members ranging from teachers to accountants to students who share a passion for music, prides itself on not holding auditions and producing great music with few rehearsals. Concerts average 25-30 performers with instrumentals including the flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, trumpet, alto saxophone, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and percussion.

Director Bob Eckhardt is also a member of the Ohio Military Band as well as the Southwest Ohio Symphonic Band. A graduate of the Music Education program at Morehead State University in Kentucky, Eckhardt leads the group through roughly seven performances each year.

This programming is made possible by the thousands of people who give to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. The Oxford Community Arts Center is also supported by the Ohio Arts Council. By strengthening investment and engagement in the arts, the Ohio Arts Council supports creative expression for artists, for organizations, for students and educators, and for the public.

The Oxford Community Arts Center is located at 10 S. College Avenue, in Oxford. For additional information contact the offices at 513-524-8506, email ocac@oxarts.org, or visit their website at www.oxarts.org. Office hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.