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Cheers to the Volunteers of DPVA!!

April is National Volunteer Month, making this the perfect time to express our gratitude to YOU, our dedicated group of volunteers. You are truly the lifeblood of DPVA. Open the photos here, or click the PDF icon below.

Glenn Barnhart

Loss in the DPVA Family

Long time DPVA docent Glenn ”Barney” Barnhart passed away peacefully on April 14, 2021. Barney had a life-long love of music and played tuba or baritone in a number of bands throughout his life including during his years as a high school student, his years in military service, his active role as a member of […]

The DPVA Board of Trustees Invites YOU to be our Valentine!

Join us on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 7:00 PM We miss seeing you, but hope a ZOOM Valentine get-together will warm your hearts! ENJOY… Classical Music Trivia Q&A with NEAL..here’s your chance! A Peek at an Upcoming Concert “Oldie-weds” strumming their bows on The Newly-wed Game A Valentine Basket to a Lucky WINNER️ and more DPVA […]

Brighten Your Days With the DPO

Are the gray days of a Dayton winter leaving you in need of inspiration? Are cold temperatures making you wish for a smile on your face and some warm joy in your heart? Are your house-bound students yearning for cultural enrichment activities? The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance website might have just what you need! The […]

Arts Explorer Streams

Introducing Arts Explorer Streams!

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance has gone digital with educational programs. Arts Explorer Streams is an online “classroom” created with students and arts education in mind. It contains performances, interviews, lesson plans and activity ideas. It is available as a free resource to any educator, nationwide. If you are an educator or have a family […]

Dayton Philharmonic Mask

Support your Dayton Philharmonic!

We are all optimistic that we’re in the home stretch of life with COVID 19.  We look forward to the time when we can move about freely, run personal errands, see students and members of the workforce back in the classroom and in the office, and no longer need to wear a face covering.  Even […]

Youth Orchestras Perform Fall Concerts

The Dayton Philharmonic youth orchestras have kept up a busy rehearsal schedule even with the many disruptions of COVID. The results of their hard work can now be enjoyed by us in a virtual, prerecorded format. Q the Music, a daily after-school orchestra program for students in grades 3-5 at Ruskin Elementary, has scheduled a […]

Doris Ponitz

Loss in the DPVA Family

DPVA is deeply saddened by the loss of former president Doris Ponitz.  Doris died Tuesday, December 1, 2020.  She was a tireless volunteer in the Dayton community, giving her time and energy in furthering education and enriching the community culturally.  She served as president of DPVA from 1981 – 1983. Her interest in music started […]

DPVA’s Fall Fundraiser – We’re Nearly Halfway There!!

The Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association’s fall fundraiser is underway!!  And we are nearly halfway to our $30,000 goal. With the money from this fundraiser, DPVA will continue to support the financial needs of the orchestra as it streams live and recorded performances for its many patrons and listeners. In addition, we will support the three […]

Brandon Patrick George Steps into the Solo Spotlight

What an exciting update to pass along on the professional career of Brandon Patrick George!  Brandon was last highlighted in a September article of DPVA Q-Notes.  He is a Dayton area native, former member of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and former student of local flutist Virginia Miller.  His professional career took off when he […]