Concert Association presents plaque to Bucyrus City School District

Concert Association presents plaque to Bucyrus City School District
Posted on 04/14/2015

The 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 performance.

"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.'"