Centerville Community Band
was founded as a summer band in 1985 by Mr. Wayne Markworth, former Director of
High School Bands. After the second summer about a dozen members decided to make it a
band with Mr. Markworth serving as
director; he then turned it over to Diana Wightman. The Band was and is supported in part by
City of Centerville. From the original 20+ members we have grown to more than 75 strong from
various parts of the Miami Valley.
The band rehearses throughout the year on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the
Hadley E. Watts Middle School (7056
McEwen Road) band room. In addition to a summer schedule of concerts at
band performs throughout the area supporting civic ceremonies and community events.
Contact us to learn more.
Tom Pfrogner, Director
Band leader, trombonist, musical arranger, vocalist and music educator, Tom
Daugherty Pfrogner has been associated with the music business since 1979
a former high school band director with over thirty years experience. Tom
been the musical
director of The Tom Daugherty Orchestra and has produced several recordings,
television shows, and live radio broadcasts.
As a professional trombonist, Tom has performed with many outstanding groups
including The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra and jazz
artists such as Urbie Green, Maynard Ferguson and Dizzy
Gillespie. He was a student of Dick Shearer, who was lead trombonist with
Stan Kenton Orchestra. Tom Pfrogner has been a featured guest soloist with
university groups. He has been a guest soloist and has
conducted The Air Force Band Of Flight.
As a musical arranger, Tom specializes in “Big Band” transcriptions and has
written over 900 musical arrangements and transcriptions. Tom arranges music
many groups throughout the country and in Europe
including: The Air Force Band Of Flight, The Glenn Miller Touring Orchestra,
Gene Krupa Orchestra, The Rob Zapulla Sinatra Tribute Show, and Walt Andrus
(former vocalist with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. More
recently, Tom Daugherty has been featured in the new book “Big Bands & Great
Ballrooms” by Jack Behrens. Tom is also the conductor of The Glenn Miller
Birthplace Society Festival Big Band. Recently Tom scored music
for the independent film “The Rock Of Gibraltar”.
Denny Dutcher, Associate Director
Denny Dutcher served as an instrumental music teacher for thirty-one years
the Centerville City Schools. He was assistant marching band director for
seventeen of those years with additional assignments including high school
middle school jazz ensembles, assistant youth orchestra, and assistant high
school orchestra director.
Locally, Denny has studied with Dayton and nationally known jazz musician
Melia. Denny is personally active as a performing musician on flute,
soprano, alto, and tenor saxophones. He also performs in pit orchestras for
high school musicals and has played with the Dayton Philharmonic Concert
For the past several years Denny has served as an instructor for the Dayton
New Horizons Band Program. For New Horizons he teaches adult beginners, band
Centerville Community Band
PO BOX 751986
Dayton, OH 45475-1986