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!

First, some rehearsal time:

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.

 

All rehearsals are at the Litchfield Town Hall at 7:00 pm.

Rehearsal Schedule

May:  Monday, May 10; Tuesday, May 18; Tuesday, May 25
June:  Thursday, June 10; Tuesday, June 15; Tuesday, June 22; Tuesday, June 29
July:  Tuesday, July 6; Thursday, July 15; Tuesday, July 20

 

Then let’s remember:

Great news!  The Memorial Day Walk is back on Sunday, May 30 at 1:30 pm.  As usual, we’ll meet at the Litchfield Circle and then walk to the cemetery for a short ceremony.  

 

And then let’s celebrate:

Ice Cream Socials are on Fridays this summer!

Socials start at 6:30, the Band begins playing at 7:00.

June 11 – United Church of Christ
June 18 – Panthers Fast Pitch
June 25 – Litchfield Historical Society
July 16 – Litchfield Scholarship Fund Committee
July 23 – Litchfield Fire & Rescue
July 30 – Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church

 

Click here for a printable pdf of the Ice Cream Social schedule.

 

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