The sounds of the infamous Ohio State Marching Band will resonate through Woodmore High School Oct. 17.
The band and Jon Waters, assistant marching band director, could not be happier about their return visit.
“I’m so happy they are allowing me to come home,” Waters said. “The timing was perfect. We are traveling to Michigan State University for a Saturday football game, The Wildcats play home on Friday and the Ottawa County Alumni are willing to host us for a second time in three years.”
Waters is an Elmore native and is keyed up to return to his Alma Mater as leader of one of the most prestigious collegiate marching bands in the United States.
Mike Snider and Mike Libben of the OSU Alumni Club in Ottawa County want this visit to be very special for all those involved from their respective schools.
“I remember what the away game trips were like for the band,” OSU Alumni Club Co-President Libben said. “I know what I liked and disliked about them and want to make sure we great a positive memory of our area for the current band members and directors.”
Woodmore High School’s new Principal Ralph Myers looks forward to the band coming to his school. However, when the news was first delivered to him, he thought someone was playing a joke on him.
“As I learn more about how this will impact our students and community, I’m excited and appreciative of this opportunity,” Myers said.
For more information on this event or to assist in sponsorship opportunities please contact Mike Libben at 419-898-8400 or Mike Snider at 419-734-0515.