Defiance Community Band

Band Director Cathy Booth
Band Director Scott Rogers

Directors: Cathy Booth and Scott Rogers

The Defiance Community Band Board

  • President: Lonnie Warncke
  • Vice-President: Joe Ashemeier
  • Treasurer: Tam States
  • Secretary: Alex Pawsey
  • Property/Logistics: Trevor Hug
  • Media/Marketing/Advertising: Erin Blackwood
  • Social Events/Tickets: Linda Schatz

About the Band

Community BandThe band is primarily made up of adults who enjoy playing an instrument. They vary in talent from very refined skills of music educators to individuals relearning their skills after some time away from an instrument. In age, we range from retired people to talented high school students who have been encouraged by their band directors to join the group to enhance their musical experience. We have members not only from Defiance, but from throughout northwest Ohio. If you would like join us, please contact us by email or speak with one of the directors.


  • Rehearsals: All rehearsals are held at the Defiance High School band room from 7 to 8:30 pm
  • Fall season: Every Tuesday starting September 12, 2023
  • Winter/Spring season: Every Tuesday starting January 30, 2024

Veterans Concert

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. at Defiance High School Gymnasium
  • Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. at the Clyde High School Auditorium

Christmas Concert

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. at the Auditorium

Spring Concert

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. at Defiance High School Gymnasium

Cabaret Concert 

Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 7:00 pm at Defiance High School Gymnasium

Summer Concert & Cookout

Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. (Details pending)

Financial Support

The band is supported by the City of Defiance through the Defiance Community Cultural Council and Defiance Development and Visitors Bureau. In addition, there are corporate and individual donors. If you would like to be a donor, please contact the treasurer via email.

Donation levels:

  1. Community Band PerformingSponsorship
    • Concert Underwriter: $2,000
    • Director's Level: $1,000
  2. Patron
    • Overture Level: $500 to $999
    • Finale Level: $100 to $499
    • Coda Level: $25 to $99

Defiance Community Band