opportunity to host a performance by a world-renowned musical group
does not happen often. Bucyrus and Crawford County had that opportunity
when the U.S. Army Field Band performed for the community Feb. 27.
The performance, hosted by the Crawford County Community Concert
Association, was not the first time a military band performed in
Bucyrus. The Concert Association added this performance as the fifth
concert of their season, and gave it as a special concert to their
members and opened it to the public free of charge.
"A couple years ago, we had another military band in to perform,"
Concert Association Board President Chuck Jackson said. "The first group
we hosted received such a warm welcome from the Crawford County
community that the U.S. Army Field Band wanted to know if we would be
interested in having them come and perform."
At the conclusion of their performance, the U.S. Army Field Band
presented a commemorative plaque to the Crawford County Community
Concert Association. The Concert Association then presented that plaque
to the Bucyrus City School District during the regular Board of
Education meeting March 31.
"It was a tremendous honor to host the U.S. Army Field Band
performance at Bucyrus Secondary School," Bucyrus Superintendent Kevin
Kimmel said. "We are proud of the partnership we have with the Crawford
County Community Concert Association and are extremely grateful for the
presentation of this plaque to the district."
The district plans to display the plaque next to the display honoring
Lieutenant Harry L. Martin, who was honored during the band's
"The Commander of the band introduced one of the songs on behalf of
people like Lt. Martin," Jackson said. "He shared a little about Lt.
Martin from the display in the Commons. The Commander concluded his
remarks by saying, 'You obviously know how to grow them right here.'"