Articles About Dayton Mandolin Orchestra

  • VIDEO – Dayton Mandolin Orchestra plays Garcia’s “Passages through Mexico”

    DMO concert

    On Sunday, Nov. 7, at a joint concert with an orchestra from Kalamazoo, Mich., the Dayton Mandolin Orchestra played three songs written by locally-born composer Victor Garcia Jr., “Passages through Mexico.” See the video here.

  • Mandolins to play Garcia piece

    The Dayton Mandolin Orchestra recently rehearsed at the First Presbyterian Church for their upcoming Nov. 7 concert at Herndon Gallery. Foreground, Dottie Pasgrove; first row, Michael Hitchcock, Doug Daegele, Matt Minde, Yvonne Wingard and Mike Ruddell; back row, Mark Hoffman, Rose Wendel and Dwight Sutton. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    In the early 20th century, mandolin orchestras sprung up in Dayton and elsewhere, playing rags, marches, light classical and waltzes with the energetic ting of the uniquely American flatback mandolin. Today the mandolin craze is back, including in Yellow Springs, now home for the six-year-old Dayton Mandolin Orchestra.

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