April 13, 2012

Owens Concert Band to Host Spring Pops Concert, April 29

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Area residents are invited listen to array of musical selections ranging from Broadway Show songs to patriotic-themed numbers as the Owens Community College Concert Band presents its annual Spring Pops Concert on Sunday, April 29.

The concert will begin 2:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre. Owens’ Toledo-area Campus is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. The performance is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Selections presented by the Owens Concert Band, which is comprised of Owens students and employees and community members, will include songs from the musicals “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “ABBA on Broadway”, as well as such music as “Semper Fidelis”, “All Glory Told” and “El Choclo”. Guest singer Eddie Boggs will also perform a number of songs to the accompaniment of the Owens Concert Band, including “Our American Soldiers” and “You Raise Me Up“, among others.

Additionally, World War II veteran and Silver Star Medal recipient Earl Geoffrion of Oregon, age 94, will be honored for his bravery and service to his country as part of the Owens Concert Band performance.

For more information about the Spring Pops Concert, contact the College’s Fine and Performing Arts Department at (567) 661-7081 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7081.

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.