The All-Ohio State Fair Band & Youth Choir have announced their membership for the 2018 Ohio State Fair.The All-Ohio State Fair Band was founded in 1925 and the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir was founded in 1963.
The Band and Choir, composed of a total of 400 superior musicians (203 in band, 197 in choir) from 69 counties and more than 150 high schools all across Ohio, are a testament to the musical talents of young Ohioans.
The All-Ohio State Fair Band, directed by Brian W. Dodd, is made up of students ranging from grades 9 - 12. Members of the band learn more than 50 pieces of concert music to prepare for the Fair and their traditional performance of John Philip Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever!" which closes each of their performances.Once the Fair opens, the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir, directed by Dr. Jon C. Peterson, sings six to eight concerts a day, marching up to ten miles a day to various performance sites around the 360-acre Ohio Expo Center.
Members of both the Band and Choir are selected based on a number of factors including student ability and recommendation from choral or band directors.
The All-Ohio State Fair Band and Youth Choir will also be performing a free concert on July 29, 2018 at 1 pm in the WCOL Celeste Center in addition to daily performances.
Below is a list of the 2018 All-Ohio State Fair Band and Youth Choir members, listed by county:
Adams Band: Makayla Conway, Alto Saxophone, North Adams High School
Fairfield Choir: Dylan Clark, Bass II, Pickerington High School Central Joseph Oler, Tenor II, Pickerington High School Central Gabreella Radivojevic, Alto I, Pickerington Central High School Alexandrea Romine, Alto I, Pickerington High School North Madison Saxton, Soprano I, Pickerington High School North Evelyn Vance, Alto I, Pickerington High School North Sabrina Willey, Soprano II, Pickerington North High School
Fayette Band: Ely Schirtzinger, Percussion, Miami Trace High School Carter Stanley, Trombone, Washington High School Quinton, Waits, Sousaphone/Tuba, Miami Trace High School Madalyn, Zickafoose, Trumpet/Cornet, Washington Senior High School
Hocking Choir: McKenzie Wolfe, Alto II, Logan High School
Madison Choir: Meghan Baker, Soprano II, London High School Savannah Garverick, Alto II, London High School Audria Gibson, Alto II, London High School Hans Harris, Bass II, London High School Andrew Weber, Bass II, West Jefferson High School
Pickaway Band: Jacob Hawkes, Tenor Saxophone, Westfall High School Wilford Petzel, Sousaphone/Tuba, Westfall High School Nathaniel Reynolds, Percussion, Westfall High School
Ross Choir: Jade Hammer, Soprano II, Chillicothe
SciotoChoir: Adrian Soard, Bass I, Portsmouth High School
Vinton Choir: Tessa Hoy, Alto II, Vinton County High SchoolMason Huston, Bass I, Vinton County High School Abbagail Riley, Soprano II, Vinton County High School