Independence Day Concert

Neighborhood Series

Hayes Presidential Library & Museums

July 4, 2019

Concert Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Jason Stumbo, conductor
Tony Geftos, Master of Ceremonies

Celebrate Independence Day with a patriotic concert by the Toledo Symphony Concert Band at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

The annual Independence Day Concert is from 2 to 3:30 PM July 4 on the lawn of the historic Hayes Home. Admission is free. Bring a chair or blanket for seating.

The Toledo Symphony Concert Band will perform a variety of songs on the veranda of the home. In a Fourth of July tradition, Civil War reenactors will punctuate the performance of the “1812 Overture” with cannon fire.

The concert is sponsored by Crown Battery with additional funding by Mosser Construction.

The Hayes Home and museum will be open from noon to 5 PM on July 4. The library will be closed for the holiday.

The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is America’s first presidential library and the forerunner for the federal presidential library system. It is partially funded by the state of Ohio and affiliated with the Ohio History Connection. The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is located at Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland Avenues.

For information, call 419-332-2081, or visit

Dr. Jason Stumbo is Director of the School of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Toledo. He is also Director of Bands at UT, where he directs all aspects of the band program and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in conducting, orchestration, and music education.

Dr. Stumbo received the BS in Music Education from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He then spent several years teaching in the Tennessee public schools before returning to the University of Tennessee for the MM in Conducting. He continued his studies at the University of Missouri, receiving a PhD in Music Education in 2004.

Prior to his appointment at the University of Toledo, Dr. Stumbo served as the Associate Director of Bands at the University of Missouri, where he directed the 280-member Marching Mizzou, was conductor of the university Symphonic Band, and taught courses in basic conducting, wind repertoire, and music education. Dr. Stumbo is an active adjudicator, clinician, and conductor, who has presented clinics and conducted ensembles throughout the U.S., Canada and Australia.


Tony Geftos is a 2-time Emmy award-winning journalist and current president of the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors (2018-19).

Tony started at WTVG-TV in June of 2000 and is currently 13abc's Senior Reporter and Co-Anchor of 13abc Action News Weekend Mornings. You can catch Tony alongside Christina Williams every Saturday and Sunday from 6:00-8:00 AM and again from 9:00-10:00 AM.

Tony has garnered several statewide awards from the Ohio APME, including two-time 1st Place awards for "Best Reporter" in 2016, 2011; "Best Broadcast Writing" 2016, 2015; And "Best Breaking News" in 2012, 2011.

Additionally, Tony is an adjunct instructor at The University of Toledo, teaching Television Production, Writing for Media, and Communication Practices and Principles.

In his spare time, Tony enjoys playing alto saxophone in the Polish American Concert Band, serving as an M.C. for various fundraisers and spending time with his wife and two children.

Tony graduated from Riverview Community High School in 1994. He's a proud alumnus of Western Michigan University, where he was a four-year member of the Bronco Marching Band.



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