Ohio Marching Band competition

Yesterday Kristen and I decided to go to the Ohio Music in Education Association Marching Band finals held at one of the local High Schools. We were there for a couple of hours and got to see several bands perform and march. As it was the State finals, the standard was really good. I had never been to one of these shows before but Kristen had participated in them so we both enjoyed the experience from different perspectives. At the awards presentation each of the drum majors would do a salute when their score was announced and I’ve included a quick video of one of them – it made me think of the characters in Camberwick Green

A couple of the bands had costumes, the last band we saw did a Pirates of the Caribbean theme and the flag bearers were dressed as pirates. Another theme was on insects with the band playing Incy Wincy Spider (among other tunes) – each of their tubas were decorated with a spider motif which was pretty cool. We had a great afternoon out, the weather was fantastic, really warm and lots of people were out wearing tshirts – in November!
Spider Tubas

Information Improvisation

Since anyone can download ringtones now, there is a huge range available. There are ringtones of movie soundtracks as well as funny ringtones. Plus we have now free mp3 ringtones as well as wav files to choose from.


  1. Ron

    Marching band is addictive. 🙂

    I used to be a band director and marching band was my absolute favorite time of the year. I liked it so much I joined the Marine Corps to play in the Commandant’s Own United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps.

    I actually met my wife in marching band, too. We met when we marched next to each other during Maleguena (which then became “our” song).

    I can’t wait until my boys are old enough to be in band. I am such a band geek. 🙂

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