Instrumental Ensembles


Lourdes University students who play wind and string instruments can now play for college credit or volunteer in two fine community ensembles!. The Sylvania Community Orchestra and the Maumee Community Band welcome Lourdes students as new members! Students must have their own instruments and must be able to play standard high school orchestra and band literature.

  • MUS 410A Instrumental Ensembles (Sylvania Community Orchestra) 2 credit hours, rehearsals on Thursdays , 7 p.m.–9 p.m., Kathleen Hafner, director (meets at McCord Jr. High School band room, Holland-Sylvania Rd., Sylvania Ohio)
  • MUS 410B Instrumental Ensembles (Maumee Community Band) 2 credit hours, rehearsals on Tuesdays, 7p.m.–9 p.m., Kevin Heidbreder, director (meets at Gateway Middle School band room, 900 Gibbs St., Maumee Ohio)

Maumee Band

The Maumee Community Band

Kevin Heidbreder, Director

The Maumee Community Band, supported and sanctioned by the city of Maumee, is dedicated to making a positive contribution to the musical environment of the area it serves. Utilizing the skill and talents of an all-volunteer membership, the Maumee Community Band seeks to provide an opportunity for individual musical expression, enjoyment, and growth among its members; to provide an opportunity for contact among area musicians; to enrich the activities of the community it serves; and to reconfirm the position of the community concert band in American music.

Sylvania Community Orchestra

Kathleen Hafner, Director

The Sylvania Community Orchestra is a volunteer group of musicians that provides quality music for this community. The orchestra performs four community concerts throughout the year. These concerts are free and open to the public. They are performed in various community venues and are typically held on Sunday afternoons. The orchestra strives to involve local musicians and performing groups in their concerts. Northview and Southview high school students continue to be a concert highlight which demonstrates the breadth of talent within the Sylvania community.

Maumee Band

NEW! Lourdes University Classical Guitar Ensemble

Ken Hummer, Director

This new ensemble is comprised of present and past students of music faculty adjunct Ken Hummer. The ensemble is also open to any present or past member of Lourdes University with a basic playing knowledge of the classical guitar and its technique. You must audition for this group.