Our Town Band 2017

youngest & oldest band members: Reed Davis & Jim Plummer

band director, Cindy Bennett

getting brassy

wind section

Our award-winning Town Band

A Century of Music

Founded in 1901, The Litchfield Town Band’s directors and musicians were recently recognized for their dedication through the years, receiving Litchfield Township’s first historical marker! Thanks to the tireless efforts of Celia Kruggel and Cindy Bennett, The Ohio History Center has awarded our band a Historical Marker for being active for over one hundred years.  Special thanks to Jason Davis, Mike Pope, John Kruggel, Art Butcher and John Butcher for their hard work placing the marker next to the gazebo at Circle Park.

The Litchfield Town Band cordially invite musicians high school age and beyond to join us in rehearsals.  The band begins rehearsing again on Tuesday, November 6 from 7:30-8:30 pm in the Litchfield Town Hall or the old Litchfield Fire House meeting room to prepare for the upcoming Christmas concerts at Litchfield and the Medina County Home.  The Band will also continue to rehearse throughout the winter months as weather permits.  

The band plays annually at the Litchfield and Chatham Memorial Day ceremonies, the ice cream socials, and the Litchfield Holiday Program. We also play by invitation at various festivals and activities throughout the area.

Here’s our complete schedule through summer 2019:
Rehearsals:  every Tuesday, 7:30-8:30 pm
Winter rehearsals: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, beginning January 15, 2019 and followed by February 5 & 19, March 5 & 19 and April 2 & 16 (weather permitting)
Memorial Day rehearsals: Tuesday, May 7, 14 & 21, 2019
Litchfield Memorial Day Service:   Sunday, May 26, 2019, 1:30 pm
Chatham Memorial Day Service:   Monday, May 2, 2019, 10 am
Summer rehearsals: Tuesdays, beginning June 4, 7:30 pm
Ice Cream Socials:  Fridays at 6:30 pm at Litchfield Center Park

May 31 – Buckeye Youth Softball
June 7 – United Church of Christ
June 14 – Litchfield Friendly Workers 4-H Club
June 21 – United Church of Christ
June 28 – Litchfield Historical Society
July 12 –   Litchfield Township Fire & Rescue
July 19 –   Litchfield Scholarship Fund Committee
July 26 – Our Lady Help of Christians Church

Can’t wait to see you there!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Cindy Bennett:

Mailing Address
433 Township Road 1031, Nova, OH 44859

Phone Number


Litchfield Town Band Fun Facts

  • The Kruggle/Smith family has played in the band for 4 generations.The oldest band member Jim Plummer is 93, and the youngest Reed Davis is 7.
  • Current band members share their talents from 11 different zip codes!
  • The Town Band plays over 200 different songs each year.
  • Besides being good friends, band members share the following relationships: grandmothers, mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, granddaughters, grandsons, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, husband and wife.
  • Our new historical marker is only the 8th of 9 markers in Medina County.

Litchfield Town Band circa 1949