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Brian W. Dodd
Director of AOSFB

Edward P.  Gallagher
Director of Operations

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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 members of the 2018 AOSFB will arrive at the Rhodes Center on July 21 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 2018 Ohio State Fair the Band members will perform nearly 90 concerts
while continuing a long standing tradition of entertaining Ohio's citizens.

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. Brian W. Dodd, a ten-year member of the staff as Assistant
Director, Percussion, is now in his third  year as director of the AOSFB.

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 Coliseum....as well as new experiences like playing in the new
Cardinal Hall as we did in 2016.
Click Here to view the music repertoire from 2016.
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Hear the AOSFB perform
Stars & Stripes Forever
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Get ready for over 90 scheduled concerts.....click here for our daily schedules.