We are fortunate to have the support of the Marion community, which allows us to maintain the presence of local live music performances. Below is the tentative list of sponsors for the 2022 Concert in the Park series.
Ray and Charlotte Baldauf Trust
The Marion Community Foundation (The Wopat Community Fund)
BK Tree Service
Chester Arbor 121 of Gleaner Life Insurance Society
Coonie's Place Restaurant, Tavern & Catering
Kenneth and Barbara Daniel
Dostal and Kirk Insurance
Dan and Amy Erickson
Carolyn and John Heimlich
Johnston Supply, Inc.
Junior Service Guild
Kingston Residence of Marion
LPL Financial / Jay Walker
"Marcela's" Baires Restaurant and Breakfast Club
Marion Parks and Recreation Department
Marion Visitors & Convention Bureau
Allen and Jean Merritt
Office Depot, Marion
Park National Bank
Primrose Retirement Communities
Reflexology for Relaxation - Karen Kirts
Fred and Margie Saull
Tech ITVision / Greg and Deb Haas
Whetstone Financial, LLC
Wigton Capital Management - STIFFEL
*** Note: For those persons contemplating a sponsorship, there is still time. Sponsors will be announced prior to and during the performances, and will appear on the printed programs each week.
Various groups perform at McKinley Park in Marion each Sunday evening at 7pm during the summer months. Attendance at the concerts is free, although donations are accepted to offset expenses of the scheduled performers. The exception is the Marion Concert Band, which donates its time and energy for the project. Here is the 2022 schedule:
June 12 Omega Kick
June 19 Marion Concert Band
June 26 High Street Stompers **
July 3 Cat Daddy & The Handsome Gentlemen
July 10 United in Harmony
July 17 Marion Concert Band
July 24 Trombones Plus, with Kelly Crum Delaveris ***
July 31 Quintessence Strings Quartet and The Marionaires
August 7 The Palace Theatre Big Band, with John and Ann
August 14 Marion Concert Band
** The High Street Stompers are a Dixieland Group that began in 1987 when all the original members were Professors of Music at The Ohio State University.
*** Kelly Crum Delaveris (daughter of Jimmy Crum) performing with Trombones Plus. is a renown Jazz Vocalist that frequently sings with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra.
Please note: the performances DO NOT occur "rain or shine". They are very weather-dependent, as most groups include instruments unsuitable for damp conditions - guitars, woodwinds, electronic keyboards, etc.
If you are considering a donation for the 2022 season, this is the perfect time to make that commitment. Donors are recognized in the printed program distributed at each concert, by announcement during the performance, and by mention here, at our web site. The Marion Concert Band is a registered 501 (C) (3) charity (#34-1492139), making contributions tax deductible.
Donations in any amount are appreciated. Checks should be made out to the Marion Concert Band, and sent either to our Director, Bill Swihart at 632 Bordeaux Avenue, Marion, Ohio 43302, or our Treasurer, Beth Cumbie, at 960 Villandry Drive, Marion, OH 43302. Questions can be directed to Bill Swihart at 740-360-2213.
Thanks to all of you who choose to support the performing arts in Marion.