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 invites musicians high school age and beyond to join us in rehearsals and performances! Following the 2019 summer performance season, the band will rehearse Tuesday, October 8 from 7:30-8:30 pm at the Town Hall in preparation for Medina County’s annual Fall Foliage Tour.  We will perform on Saturday, October 12 from 2-3 pm in the Gazebo (weather permitting) or in the old Firehouse in conjunction with tours hosted by the Litchfield Historical Society.

 

Until further notice, the Litchfield Town Band plans to continue the spring and summer band season beginning in May.  Please check back here or contact Cindy Bennett at 419.652.2224 or cfbennett.60@gmail.com for updates closer to May.  

 

Litchfield Town Band Complete Schedule for Spring and Summer 2020

REHEARSALS

The Litchfield Town Band will rehearse Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30 pm in the Litchfield Town Hall or the old Litchfield Firehouse meeting room on May 5,12 & 19; June 2,9,16 & 23; July 7 & 14.

 

MEMORIAL DAY

Reed & Elliot Davis, Memorial Day Parade 2019

 

Litchfield Memorial Day Service: Sunday, May 24, 1:30 pm

Chatham Memorial Day Service:  Monday, May 25, 10:00 am

 

 

 

 

ICE CREAM SOCIALS

Fridays at 6:30 pm at Litchfield Center Park

Friday, May 29 – Buckeye Youth Softball Team
Friday, June 5 – United Church of Christ
Friday, June 12 – Litchfield Friendly Workers 4-H Club
Friday, June 19 – United Church of Christ
Friday, June 26 – Litchfield Scholarship Committee
Friday, July 10 – Litchfield Fire & Rescue Department
Friday, July 17 – Litchfield Historical Society
Tuesday, July 21 – Medina County Home, 7:00 pm
Friday, July 24 – Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church

 

Bring the family, grab a blanket and support our local fundraisers.  We 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
419.652.2224

Email
cfbennett.60@gmail.com

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 10 (he started with the band at 5).
  • 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