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

The Litchfield Town Band is back in action!

What’s New

Our Town Band is celebrating its 120th anniversary in 2021 by getting back to the business of music and community fellowship.  Band leader Cindy Bennett and the Litchfield band cordially invite musicians high school age and beyond to join them in rehearsals and performances.

 

Now that the summer performance season is completed, the band will begin practice on Tuesday, November 9 from 7-8 pm in the Litchfield Town Hall or in the old Litchfield Firehouse Meeting Room to prepare for the upcoming Christmas concerts at Litchfield and the Medina County Home.  The Band will also rehearse throughout the winter months as weather and health restrictions permit.  Below is the Litchfield Town Band’s complete schedule . . . we hope to see you there!

 

Fall and Winter 2021

nutcrackerRehearsals:  Tuesdays, November 9, 16, 23 & 30
All rehearsals are Tuesdays from 7-8 pm in the Litchfield Town Hall or the old Litchfield Firehouse Meeting Room.

Christmas Programs:
Litchfield Community Christmas Program: Sunday, December 5, 2 pm at the Litchfield Assembly of God

Medina County Home Christmas Performance:  Tuesday, December 7, 7 pm

 

2022 Events

Rehearsals: Held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month beginning January 18, followed by February 1 & 15, March 1 & 15, April 5 & 19 (weather and health restrictions permitting)


Events:
Memorial Day:
  • rehearsals Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 17 & 24
  • Litchfield Memorial Day Service: Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 1:30 pm
  • Chatham Memorial Day Service: Monday, May 30, 2022 at 10 am
Summer Rehearsals:  Tuesdays starting June 7

 

Ice Cream Socials:  Stay tuned!

 

 

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.

 

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