Sure, the AOSFB members are still at home and packing....but that doesn't mean it's quiet for the staff or at Rhodes Center.
Jim "Tank" Esswein and Mr. Santa-Emma continue to work on music. Mr. Santa-Emma has brought back a few pieces from the library, added a few of his selections and welcomed new suggestions from the music staff. We understand that Mr. Dodd has a piece or two that worked well for his band at West Holmes that you might hear at the Fair this year. Thanks to Dakota Parrish and Alumni Committee Member, Andy Brubaker for assisting Tank in the monumental task of putting the music folders together.
Meanwhile, Lisa, Ed & Megan Gallagher along with Melissa Spangler and Jennifer McDowell took on the annual task of assigning bunks, labeling bunk tags, and prepping the parent packets. It took just under 3 hours to assign bunks to each band member. It may sound easy, but the staff takes health concerns, instrument, veteran status and more when placing each member in their bunk.
Cleaning day takes place tomorrow and it has become an annual tradition for the staff, alums, friends and even current members. We'll be at Rhodes Center at 12:15 with pizza and we'll begin the cleaning shortly after with the plan to wrap-up no later than 4pm. By then the mattresses will be cleaned, bunks tagged, the rooms shined up and the office ready to go! Come on down and join us for some fun.
All-Ohio State Fair Band
PO Box 27
Bladensburg, Ohio 43005
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