Kettering Civic Band next ‘Free on Friday’ concert

June 26, 2014

FAIRBORN — The all-volunteer Kettering Civic Band has been in existence since 1959 and is under the direction of David Keener.They will perform at 7:30 p.m. June 27 at the Atherton amphitheater in Community Park.

The band has traveled to the sister cities of Steyr, Austria and Kettering, England; and has visited Germany, Scotland, Wales, Italy, Switzerland and Canada as musical ambassadors for the city of Kettering. Three times each summer they perform free outdoor summer concerts at Kettering’s Polen Farm.

The Kettering Civic Band does not charge admission to its concerts as they want to be able to provide a few hours of musical enjoyment to everyone. They also hope to instill an interest in young audience members to someday learn to play a musical instrument. Anyone with previous high school band experience is welcome to join the group. Check out the Kettering Civic Band website or Facebook page for more information.