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Brian W. Dodd
Director of AOSFB

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The All-Ohio State Fair Band was founded in 1925 and was known as the All-Ohio Boys' State Fair Band.  It was then, as is now, comprised of superior musicians from throughout
the State of Ohio. The founder and first director was Jack Wainwright (1925-1931) of Fostoria. He has been followed by four other directors:
Louis E. Pete  (1932-1966), Jack O. Evans (1967-1969), Omar P. Blackman (1970-1998) and Donald F. Santa-Emma (1999-2015), who has retired after 17 years as director
and 42 years on the staff - he remains on staff as Director Emeritus. Brian W. Dodd, a thirteen member of the staff as Assistant Director, Percussion, is now in his fourth year as
director of the AOSFB.

The members of the 2019 AOSFB will arrive at the Rhodes Center on July 20 to begin several intense days of rehearsal. The talented musicians will take part in a rigorous
pre-fair schedule where they will rehearse close to 60 pieces of concert music of various styles and genres as well as numerous marches.  Throughout the 2019 Ohio State Fair
the Band members will perform nearly 90 concerts while continuing a long standing tradition of entertaining Ohio's citizens.

Each year the Band continues many longstanding traditions - including Ballyhoo-ing through the grounds, performances on the Rhodes Lawn and performances at the Lausche
Building and The well as new experiences like playing in K
asich Hall as we did in 2016. Click Here to view the music repertoire from 2016.
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