Defiance Cultural Events Calendar

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March 2015

March 26, 7:30 p.m. ~ DCCC 2014-2015 Performance Series Presents Old Crown Brass Band, Historic Valentine Theater

Old Crown Brass BandThe Old Crown Brass Band, founded in 2007, is a traditional British-style ensemble made up of brass and percussionists from northeastern Indiana and northwestern Ohio.  The unique sound of this brass band stems from the use of instruments not typically found in the American concert band such as E-flat soprano and B-flat cornets, flugelhorns, tenor horns, baritone horns, euphoniums and bass and contrabass tubas.

March 28, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. ~ Defiance Society of Artists Annual Easter Egg Sale, 522 Pearl Street, Defiance

For more information call Lou Harrow 419-784-0363

March 28, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. ~ The Northwesternaires Present Their 70th Annual Barbershop Show "Down on the Farm," Defiance Community Auditorium

Featuring Lunch Break, Reen Family Singers, & The Northwesternaires Chorus. For ticket information please call 419-899-2702 or email Northwesternairesbarbershop@gmail.com.

March 29, 7:00 p.m. ~ DCCC 2014-2015 Performance Series Presents Denise Ritter & Michael Boyd in Concert, Stroede Center for the Arts

Denise Ritter & Michael BoydLyric soprano Denise Ritter has extensive oratorio experience with performances under the batons of world-renowned conductors, such as Robert Shaw and John Rutter. She is known for her ability to sing a variety of styles, her brilliant high notes, pure tone, warmth and musical intelligence. Michael Boyd is active as a soloist, collaborative artist, lecturer and teacher. Boyd has performed across the country including performances with the Rochester Philharmonic and Milwaukee Symphony. Ritter and Boyd present a program that includes works by Rodrigo, Wolf, Bizet, Berlioz and Granados.

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April 2015

April 6, 5:00 p.m. ~ Defiance Community Cultural Council Board Meeting, Stroede Center for the Arts

April 9, 4:00-7:00 p.m. ~ Chocolate Walk, Downtown Defiance

Walk through downtown Defiance and sample chocolate delicacies and participate in the chance to win a special chocolate prize! Tickets are $5.00 and available at the Defiance Development & Visitors Bureau.

April 10, 7:00 p.m. ~ 2014-2015 Young Audience Series Presents Jazz for Kids, Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

April 11, 4:00 p.m. ~ Lindsay Kasmer, Soprano, Senior Recital, St. John United Church of Christ

Event is free and open to the public

April 13, 8:00 p.m. ~ Aaron Hynds, Tuba, Guest Artist Recital, Schomburg Auditorium, Defiance Collelge

Event is free and open to the public

April 19, 2:00 p.m. ~ Andrew L. Tuttle Memorial Museum Presents "Andrew & Friends," Stroede Center for the Arts

Friends and acquaintences of Andrew Tuttle will share their memories of him. Event is free and open to the public

April 26, 4:30 p.m. ~ Defiance College Chamber Singers & Choral Union Spring Concert, St. John United Church of Christ

Event is free and open to the public

April 28, 7:30 p.m. ~ Defiance College Community Band, Spring Concert, Defiance Community Auditorium

Event is free and open to the public

April 30, 7:30 p.m. ~ City of Defiance Business Recognition, Leever Glass, Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

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May 2015

May 1, 7:00 p.m. ~ DC Black Swamp Strings, Spring Concert, St. John United Church of Christ

Event is free and open to the public

May 8, 7:30 p.m. ~ City of Defiance Hall of Fame Induction, Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

May 9, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ~ 10th Annual Lilac Festival, Downtown Defiance

May 16, Workshop 4:00 p.m. & Performance 7:00 p.m. ~ 2014-2015 Young Audience Series Presents Alex & The Kaleidoscope Band, Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

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June 2015

June 4, 7:30 p.m. ~ Music In Your Parks Series Presents Defiance College Community Band, Veteran's Memorial Park

June 19, 7:00 p.m. ~ History of Jazz in Defiance, Author David Meyer, Stroede Center for the Arts

June 20, 5:00-9:00 p.m. ~ 3rd Annual Jazz Festival, Kingsbury Park, Defiance

June 23, 7:30 p.m. ~ Music In Your Parks Series, Pontiac Park

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July 2015

July 16, 7:30 p.m. ~ Music In Your Parks Series Presents Mariachi Monumental, Triangle Park

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August 2015

August 6, 6:00 p.m. ~ Music In Your Parks Series Presents Bud Widmer's Rube Band, UAW Park

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