For the Weekly Record Herald
TIPP CITY — Downtown Tipp City’s August Community Night will be held on Friday, Aug. 7 at Second and Main. The evening of free music will begin at 6 p.m. with The Tippecanoe Community Band followed by the Tom Daugherty Orchestra and swing dancers at 7:30 p.m.
The Tippecanoe Community Band, under the direction of Gail Ahmed, is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. The first rehearsal was held in January 1980 with seven members in attendance. The all-volunteer group has grown to 50 members ranging from 15 to 80 plus years of age. Musical selections for this concert will span the decades from the 1800’s to the present and will include marches, swing, Broadway show tunes, and more. Memorabilia will also be on display in the Tippecanoe Room of The Hotel Gallery.
The Tom Daugherty Orchestra is a 17-piece Las Vegas style show and dance band. Their show features the original big band arrangements exactly as recorded of Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, The Swing Era, Frank Sinatra, and the Great American Songbook. The orchestra is under the direction of trombonist and musical arranger Tom Daugherty and over the years the band, along with swing dancers has become the highlight of the Community Night Season.
The Community Night Concerts are a hometown tradition and are held on the first Friday of the month June through September. It is recommended that you bring a lawn chair. In case of inclement weather the concert will be cancelled. For more information stop by The Hotel Gallery or call 937-667-3696.