LOGAN – An evening of marching band pageantry and excitement is on tap for area residents with the annual Fall Festival of Bands sponsored by the Logan Band Boosters.
This year's event will begin at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Logan Chieftain Stadium. Admission is $5 with children five and under free.
The 2015 Fall Festival will host nine marching bands featuring a pre-game show, nine band shows, and will conclude with all the bands massing on the field for trophy presentations. Concession stands will be open to the public.
The complete schedule of events follows:
• 6 p.m. – Pre-game, National Anthem, Logan Marching Chieftains.
• 6:15 – Fisher Catholic High School, Judy Rehrer, director. The Fisher Catholic Marching Band performs in various venues throughout the year including the Lancaster Holiday Parade, the Columbus Italian Festival Parade and Competition, the Sweet Corn Festival Parade, the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Columbus, the Baltimore Festival Parade and the Logan Festival of Bands.
Among school events, the band members play for Fisher Catholic's "Bid-O-Luck" fundraiser, the Fisher Catholic Festival and St. Mary's "Holiday Happening".
• 6:25 – Federal-Hocking High School, Julia Olson, director; Conor Hartwick, assistant. The Federal-Hocking Marching Lancers have been increasing in size, pride, and tradition over the past few years. They have become increasingly visible in their community, performing at many local town, school, and sporting events.
This past spring, the band performed at Cedar Point's opening weekend in Sandusky.
The band is continuing to improve the reputation of excellence in the arts in Southeastern Ohio. In addition, Federal-Hocking music has now expanded to include high school and middle concert bands, high school choir, The God Tones Jazz Band and Lancer Pep Band.
Students from Federal-Hocking also participate in solo and ensemble and have represented in numerous honor bands.
• 6:35 – Alexander High School, Lindsay VanWinkle, director; Kevin Dael, assistant; and John Obringer, percussion.
• 6:45 – New Lexington High School, Kaylan Featheroff and Taylor Langreder, directors; Carrie Barker and Maggie Cannon, flags.
• 6:55 – Vinton County High School, Rebecca Titus, director.
• 7:05 – Unioto High School, Derek Condo, director.
• 7:15 – Oak Hill High School, Bryce Werntz, director; Kim Spohn, assistant.
• 7:25 – Granville High School, Jerod Smith, director; Andrew Krumm, assistant; Emily Hare, color guard.
• 7:35 – Logan High School, Jeff North, director; Pam Price, Ben Wright, and Dr. Tom Romine, assistants. The Marching Chieftain Band is 144 members strong and is one of a few remaining high school bands using a traditional military march style and performing four half-time shows during the season.
The Logan Marching Band places emphasis on local performances including 10 football games, Veteran's Day Parade, Christmas Parade, Memorial Day Parade, Ohio University Band Day, and the Circleville Pumpkin Show Parade.
The Chieftains have garnered top awards at out of town parades and have been selected to perform in the 1996 National Independence Day Parade in Washington, D.C., the 2000 St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City, the 2004 Outback Bowl in Tampa, Florida, the 2008 and 2012 "Share a Dream Come True" Parade at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and the 2016 National Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C.
• 7:45 – All bands mass on field for trophy and money presentations.