Members of the All-Ohio State Fair Band march through the fair grounds at a previous Ohio State Fair. Garrett Rees, of Pomeroy, will be performing this year in the band. Photo from the Ohio State Fair.

Meigs County Student Selected for All-Ohio State Fair Band

COLUMBUS – The All-Ohio State Fair Band & Youth Choir have announced their membership for the 2019 Ohio State Fair and a Meigs County student is one of them.

Garrett Rees, of Pomeroy, has been selected to play in the All-Ohio State Fair Band.

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 are composed of a total of 402 superior musicians (226 in the band, 176 in the choir), hailing from 71 counties and more than 150 high schools across Ohio. A true testament to the musical talents of young Ohioans, these members bring joy to fairgoers throughout the 12-day event, performing approximately 200 times in full.

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!” that closes each of their performances.

The All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir, directed by Dr. Jon C. Peterson, sings between six and eight concerts each day during the Fair, marching up to 10 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 choir or band directors.

The All-Ohio State Fair Band and Youth Choir will perform a free joint concert on July 28, 2019 at 1 p.m. in the WCOL Celeste Center in addition to daily performances.

Below is a list of the 2019 All-Ohio State Fair Band and Youth Choir members, listed by county:

Adams
Band: Makayla Conway

Allen
Choir: Canyon Shoemaker

Ashland
Band: Stephen Bechtler, Allison Daugherty, Iain McDonald, Caleb Murawski, Owen Smith
Choir: Alyssa Maki, Nicholas Steffen

Ashtabula
Band: Leah Harding

Athens
Band: Eryn Dael, Macie French, Keona Hibbard, MaKyla Mills, Allison Rollins

Butler
Band: Sydney Marsh, Olivia Swensen
Choir: Bridgette Kleingers

Champaign
Choir: Megan Nolan

Clark
Band: Wesley Benjamin
Choir: Tim Compston, Emma Rinehart

Clermont
Choir: Elise Botkin, Taylor Horman, Gabrielle Lytle, Logan Miller

Clinton
Band: Caroline Rhude
Choir: Mason Snyder

Columbiana
Band: Carmen Chick, Taylor Cornell, Piper Lambert, Elijah Shelhart
Choir: Blake Archer, Kyle Hudson, Paisley Imler, Gracie LaScola, Leanne Wells

Coshocton
Band: Conner Webster
Choir: Emily Bradford, Jakob Reveal

Cuyahoga
Band: Franco Casucci, Andrew DiAngelo, Michael Dontenville, Adrienne Dugan, Margaret Keller, Hailey Kreuzer, Charles Ligus, Kaitlyn Livingston, Lidia Logan, Gina Marjanovic, Kristen Miller, Elizabeth Mills, Sarah Mills, Claire Moenich, Citlali Moreno, Cruz Moreno, Cleopattra Osborne, Jessica Parker, Clarissa Pollotta, Nickolas Prusovic, Dashell Swanson, Jonas Ward
Choir: Isabelle Ayala, Abigail Pepp, Lillian Ross

Defiance
Band: Margaret Burns, Ravin Froelich, Dain Sutton
Choir: Courtney Cox

Delaware
Band: Hannah Barenthin, Seth Blankenship, Chloe Kerns, Adriana Losey, Grant Mirka
Choir: Destini Covington

Fairfield
Choir: Jacob Grimmett, Kirk Harrison, Joseph Oler, Gabreella Radivojevic, Evelyn Vance

Fayette
Band: Madyson Adkins

Franklin
Band: Myah Barbour, Audrey Beers, Katherine Beyer, Catherine Casbohm, Elijah Christie, Ethan Cravens-Brown, Adam Davis, Ciane Hollins, Ah’layzia Johnson, Daniel Johnson-Brewer, Samuel Mills, Courtney Montgomery, Connor Murphy, William Potter, Rilea Race, Nathalie Allison Smelko, Sarah Wagner, Johnathan Wine
Choir: Camden-nikolai Burris, Sage Calhoun, Vincent Caskey, Briana Crosby, Ethan Haug, Quinlan Haynes, Bryce Motter, Addison Parker

Fulton
Band: Mariah Baker, Zachary Hines, Isaac Summers, Payton Webster
Choir: Ashton Dominique, Kamryn Ruetz, Benjamin Schwan, Tessa Shaffer

Gallia
Band: Morgan House, Alyssa Sheets

Geauga
Choir: Owen Otto

Greene
Choir: Ashton Johnson, Catherine Macauley, Jocelyn Minton

Guernsey
Band: Alexis Adair, Gavin Brown, Madison Galloway

Hancock
Band: Francesca Bejarano, Reagan Carter, Madeline Cook, Hannah Crist, Rebecca Dunn, Timmothy Emerine, Elaine Hohman, Erica Kauffman, Casey McCauley, Mason Pierce, Jordan Ulrich, Autumn Weidner
Choir: Jon Cade, Jenna Cortez, Levi Cortez, Elliott Galer, Teresa Hankin, Madeline Mansfield, Riley Metzker, Reilly Sammet, Chase Steffan, Isaac Wartgow

Hardin
Band: Kaylee Adams, Sebastian Johnson, Nicole Martinez
Choir: Joseph Johnson

Henry
Band: Tyler Piercefield
Choir: Seth Tonjes

Hocking
Choir: McKenzie Wolfe

Holmes
Band: Rhyley Collins, Sydnee Payne, Marlea Phillips, Yasmine Spangler, Jessica Yabroff
Choir: Elizabeth Brantley, Thomas Brantley, Erik Marmet, Kaarle Spangler, Saira Sutton

Huron
Band: Lucas Braker, Ashley Kovac
Choir: Paige Albright, Kennedy Collins, Elliston Herner, Jadon Luna, Aaron Stephens

Jackson
Choir: Brianna Baker, Emilee Lewis

Jefferson
Band: Nathan Cain

Knox
Choir: Connor French, Faith Langdon, Mackenzie Smith, Katrina Wells

Lawrence
Choir: Madison Filion

Licking
Band: Christl Blaha, Connor Blaha, Austin Bowman, Devyn Sowry
Choir: Corey Bullock, Madison Burris, Cayla Clonch, Jeriah Cooperrider, Wesley Davis, Madison Deckop, Claire Johnson, Skylar Kokinda, Corey Lane, Sabrina Loudermilk, Julia Messer, Elizabeth Nethers, Rileigh Pease, Austin Trisnoadi

Logan
Band: Qaizyn Cafe, Rivvyn Cafe

Lorain
Choir: Kai Randolph

Lucas
Band: Jelani Burel, Megan Cook, Sarah Finger, Wesley Griesinger Jr., Kayla Kirkpatrick, Sara Leduc, Elizabeth Nuhfer
Choir: Karis Gladieux, Kody Kramer, Savanna Large, Dominic O’Korn, Faith Schweizer

Madison
Band: Alexander Ruble
Choir: Meghan Baker, Paul Huff

Mahoning
Band: Sophia Warf
Choir: Alexandrina Weingart

Marion
Band: Kiersten Brown, Jamie Jones, Patrick McDonald, Henry Morris, Estelle Owings, Dayna Poole, McKenise Rudd,
Aaron See, Rachel Sherman, Isaiah Wasserbeck, Ashley Watkins, Izaiah Wiley
Choir: Zachary Abraham

Medina
Band: Jessica Gaughan
Choir: Mary Gaughan, Jesse Schartiger

Meigs
Band: Garrett Rees

Mercer
Choir: Hannah Fox, Payton Kunk

Montgomery
Band: Joshua Adler
Choir: Liliann Brown

Morrow
Band: Joycieanna Cooper, Cassidy Dishong, Emilie Drumm, Christin Eichler, Joshua Langoehr, Kayla Miller, Brooke Stone
Choir: Zoey Nichols

Noble
Band: Hailey Thomas

Ottawa
Band: Virginia Cameron

Perry
Choir: Graci Hamilton, Courtney Jones, Jessica Jordan, Reaven Perry, Makayla Skinner, Abigail Tolliver

Pickaway
Band: Jacob Hawkes, Cody Thompson

Portage
Band: Lauren Amodio, Ryan Brown, Felicity Call, Mallory Coss, Hannah Klein, Sarah Kosinski, Jordan McKendrick, Jack Romocean, Madison Scott, Jakob Witkosky
Choir: Rachel Hose, Sovi Phy

Preble
Band: Mark Armstrong, Kiara Carrell, Seth Duning, Syd Duning, Tyler Rush

Putnam
Band: Micah Flores, Dylan Hiegel, Hailey Kuhbander, Gabriel Medina-Panell, Courtney Schroeder, Eric Williamson
Choir: Jordan Bellman, Darek Hummel, Drake Klausing, Marina Lucas, Ivy Parker, Grace Turnwald, Marcella Ybarra

Richland
Band: Ethan Duffner, Lila Hyatt
Choir: Gavin Beck, Caitlyn Drockton, Kylie Hillman, Brianna Price, David Stirtzinger

Ross
Band: James Shuman, Jason Shuman
Choir: Jade Hammer

Sandusky
Band: Amy Corfman
Choir: Adreanna Gonzalez, Trinity Morelock, Kiefer Shultz, Nicole Weber, Emma Widmer

Scioto
Choir: Maisy Green, Trevor Zimmerman

Seneca
Band: Camryn Harben, Thomas Masterson, Mikayla Michaels, Cole Miller, Bennett Ramsdell, Mykala Reinhart, Emily Salisbury, Abrianna Swartz, Iyanna Taylor, Mason Willman, Ashtyn Wolph, Abigail Yarris
Choir: Rosalva Barraza, Emma Bauer, Eric Evans, Dominique Hall, Madelyn Johnston, Danielle Kagy, Kaydence Keckler, Morgan Otto, Zachary Pool, Olivia Raubenolt, Sophie Slover, Savannah Treft, Isaac Ward, Mazlyn Wilder

Shelby
Band: Alexander Crist, Gregory Goubeaux, Jacob Goubeaux, Andrew Lampy, Hunter Lloyd, Jeffrey Overholser, Tyler Overholser, Olivia
Vallandingham, Andrew Wiseman, Kieran Yarkosky
Choir: Devon North, Brynn Thomas, Madelyn Wiseman

Stark
Band: Katie Johnson, Jacqualyn Link, Lizabeth Thompson
Choir: Christina DeDecker, Kaylynn Douglas, Ella Hostetler, Lydia Prickett, Alyssa Smith

Summit
Band: Kathryn Swanson, Lydia Swanson
Choir: Leslie Rodriguez

Trumbull
Band: Dianna Davenport, Craig Madison, Timothy Perry II
Choir: Joseph Ruhlman

Tuscarawas
Band: Dylan Garretson, Hunter Garretson, Sarah Garretson
Choir: Kimberly Grewell, Whitney Lawrence

Union
Band: Madison Hatfield, Emma Mishler, Taylor Stidham
Choir: Alea French

Van Wert
Choir: Kelsey Blevins

Vinton
Band: Abbagail Riley, Asialyn Smith
Choir: Lacey Coleman, Tessa Hoy, Tristen Kirby

Warren
Choir: Matthew Battenfield, Jack Berardinis, Elijah Lanham, Frankie Stage

Wayne
Band: Jarred Hatfield, Naomi Hill, Madison Isaac, Ashley Madrid, Danielle McKee, Josie Musci
Choir: Kirsten Fenstermaker, Zahrohn Nelson, Judith Ramos, Jordan Skufca, Trevor Walton

Williams
Band: Brianna Bell, Evan Livengood, Blake Sakos, Trystan Yoder
Choir: Jessica Anderson, Samantha Ridgway

Wood
Band: Sophia Bird, Tyler Cobb, James Crawford, Culley Foos, Erica Hartley, Erin Hartley, Zoie Lamb, Hana Windham
Choir: Taylan Cozette

The Ohio Expo Center is proud to host the Ohio State Fair. With big-name entertainment, hundreds of exhibits and one of the largest junior fair shows in the nation, the 2019 Ohio State Fair will run July 24 – Aug. 4. For more information, visit ohiostatefair.com, call 1-888-OHO-EXPO or 1-614-644-FAIR.