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Dayton Philharmonic Concert Band to Perform at St. Christopher Church in Vandalia

Chuck Duritsch
Communications and Media Manager 
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
Phone 937-224-3521 x1138

DAYTON, OH (July 29, 2013) – The Dayton Philharmonic Concert Band will perform a free concert on Sunday, August 11, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Christopher Church in Vandalia. 

DPO Assistant Conductor Patrick Reynolds will conduct an exciting program to include patriotic favorites “America the Beautiful,” “Sabre and Spurs” and “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” Other concert highlights include musical selections from Oklahoma, Michael Daugherty’s “Alligator Alley” and Cole Porter’s “Begin the Beguine.” 

Guest conductors include Kurt Westfall, Vandalia-Butler High School’s Marching Band Director, and Ryan Thomson, former VBHS Band Director. The musicians of the DPO Concert Band will be joined by five students as special guest performers: Megan Gremling, flute; Langdon McDonald, clarinet; Jane Spoltman, horn; Ben Miller, trumpet; and Jenny Watson, percussion.

“This concert attracts a variety of great people so we perform light classics and familiar music,” said Reynolds. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for these five talented students to sit in with the members of the Concert Band.”  

The concert, presented by the Vandalia-Butler Foundation, is open to the public. St. Christopher Church is located at 435 E. National Road in Vandalia and is comfortably air-conditioned. A reception follows the concert.

Now in his 16th season, Reynolds conducts in the Philharmonic’s SuperPops, Rockin’ Orchestra, Symphony Sundaes and Family series. He conducts the DPO in its Magic Carpet, SPARK (School Partners with Artists Reaching Kids) and Young People’s concerts, reaching thousands of students across the Dayton metropolitan area. He also conducts the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.


About the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was formed in July 2012 as the result of a groundbreaking and innovative merger between the Dayton Ballet, the Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Together, they are the largest performing arts organization in the community, offering a tremendous variety of performance and education programs and setting a new standard for artistic excellence.  Dayton Performing Arts Alliance performances are made possible in part by Montgomery County and Culture Works, the single largest source of community funds for the arts and culture in the Miami Valley. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance also receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency created to foster and encourage the development of the arts and to preserve Ohio's cultural heritage. Funding from the Ohio Arts Council is an investment of state tax dollars that promotes economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohio residents.  The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is proud to be one of five performing arts organizations in the country selected to receive a three-year "Music Alive" grant from New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras.  

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