Owens Community College will welcome the holiday season, as well as pay tribute to Northwest Ohio World War II Tuskegee Airman Col. Harold H. Brown of Catawba Island, as the Concert Band presents a Holiday and Tuskegee Airmen Tribute Concert on Sunday, Dec. 9.
The concert will begin 2:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre. Owens’ Toledo-area Campus is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. The performance is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
Musical selections presented by the Owens Concert Band, which is comprised of Owens students and employees and community members, will include “Stars and Stripes for Christmas”, “Harlem Nocturne”, “A Jazzy Christmas”, “March Grandioso”, “Of Honor and Valor”, “A Hanukkah Festival”, “Winterfest” and “Merry Christmas Everyone”, among others.
During the concert, Brown will be honored for his dedication and commitment to his country. During World War II, Brown served in the 332nd Fighter Group and completed 30 missions before being shot down and held as a POW in Germany. He returned home in 1945 and served more than 23 years in the U.S. Air Force.
For more information about Owens’ Holiday and Tuskegee Airmen Tribute Concert, contact the College’s Fine and Performing Arts Department at (567) 661-7081 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7081.