February 19, 2013

Owens Concert Band to Host Winter Pops Benefit Concert, March 3

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Area residents are invited to listen to an array of musical selections ranging from Broadway Show songs to patriotic-themed numbers and support the outreach efforts of Cherry Street Mission Ministries as the Owens Community College Concert Band presents a Winter Pops Benefit Concert on Sunday, March 3.

The concert will begin 1:30 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. Owens and Cherry Street Mission Ministries will be accepting monetary donations as part of the event.

Musical selections presented by the Owens Concert Band, which is comprised of Owens students and employees and community members, will include “Dances Americanesque”, “Amparito Roca”, “William Tell Overature”, “Xylophonia” and “The Wizard of Oz Meets The Wiz”, among others.

Additionally, Owens Fine and Performing Arts Co-Interim Chair Michael Sander will be sharing his musical talents as part of a xylophone solo performance during the concert. Owens Fine and Performing Arts Co-Interim Chair Kevin Schroeder will also be featured during a joint artistic painting/musical selection titled “The Music of Disneyland”. Schroeder will showcase his artistic talents on stage by painting a Walt Disney-themed mural to the accompaniment of the Owens Concert Band.

Cherry Street Mission Ministries was founded in 1947 with the overall goal of providing help to those in need in the form of food and shelter. In addition to meeting people’s critical basic needs, the organization focuses on empowering people to break the bonds of homelessness and poverty and build new lives for themselves.

For more information about the Winter Pops Benefit 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.