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.

The band will then begin practicing on Tuesday, November 5 in preparation for our upcoming Christmas concerts at Litchfield and the Medina County Home.  We will also rehearse throughout the winter months, as weather permits.  Here is the complete schedule . . . hope to see you there! 

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.

Here’s our complete schedule until summer 2020:
Rehearsal for the Medina County Fall Foliage Tour Performance:  Tuesday, October 8, 7:30 pm
Medina County Fall Foliage Tour Performance:  Saturday, October 12, 2:00 pm
Rehearsals for the Christmas Performance:  Tuesdays, November 5, 12, 19 & 26,  7:30 pm
Litchfield Community Christmas Performance:  Sunday, December 1, 2:00 pm *at the Litchfield Assembly of God
Medina County Home Christmas Performance:  Tuesday, December 3, 7:00 pm 
Winter rehearsals: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, beginning January 21, 2020 and followed by February 4 & 18, March 3 & 17 and April 7 & 21 (weather permitting)
Rehearsals for Memorial Day Services:  Tuesday, May 5, 12 & 19, 2020
Litchfield Memorial Day Service:  Sunday, May 24, 2020, 1:30 pm
Chatham Memorial Day Service:  Monday, May 25, 2020, 10:00 am
Rehearsals for Summer Concerts: Tuesdays, beginning June 2, 7:30 pm
Ice Cream Socials:  Fridays at 6:30 pm at Litchfield Center Park — stay tuned for the schedule.

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 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