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In Memoriam: Omar Blackman & John Zipay
|aosfb.com . . . a little housecleaning is under way!
June 8, 2014
This weekend we have overcome some technical challenges and did for some cleaning-up around
aosfb.com. Time to get ready as we head toward July 19.
As you get ready for the Fair why not join us on Twitter @aosfb or sign up for the eNews that wil become a
regular visitor in your inbox over the next few weeks. There is now an @aosfb account on Instagram as well!
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Stop back everyday for up to date info and inside details about the 2014 Ohio State Fair.
. . . . . . 41 days until the first notes of rehearsal
|Get Ready for AOSFB 2014 with AOSFB Wear
June 1, 2014
It's time to expand your wardrobe with AOSFB Gear by AOSFB partner - The Identity Group. So, Mom & Dad,
current band members and, of course, AOSFB Alums check out the link below to see what's in the store . . .
gray and red polos & t-shirts, bags, fleece sweatshirts and more!
As usual, the folks at The Identity Group will embroider your purchase with instrument or year to make it a great
souvenir to wear during and after the State Fair.
Alums often get their years of membership added and new moms and dads have been getting AOSFB Mom or
AOSFB Dad on their shirts.
Click on logo below to check it all out.
You might also consider Identity Group for al of your corporate clothing and other branded items needs.
|In Memoriam: Ed Siennicki
May 4, 2014
It is with much sadness that the news of Ed Siennicki's passing is shared. The much beloved music educator,
composer and former AOSFB Assistant Dircetor passed away on May 3, 2014. He touched many over the
years as a teacher in the Cleveland Schools and during his time in Columbus with The Band. We can't thank
him enough for sharing his pieces such as Flowers for Teresa, Flight Over Niagar, and the beloved Bile Them
Cabbage Down. A note to current Band members - this is where the "Cabbage" comes form when we play Big
Band Polka! You may visit his obituary here.
June 9, 2014
The Rhodes Center has seen some great changes this year...including new sinks throughout the entire
building and restroom stalls being installed in the men's restrooms. Thanks the State Fair staff and Fair
Commission to making the funds available for these upgrades.
. . . . . . 40days until the first notes of rehearsal
|Almost Ready To Go
July 6, 2014
The Rhodes Center was filled with activity on Saturday the 5th of July. It was exciting to see 29 people there -
members of the Alumni Association Executive Comittee, alums, band members, parents and staff members -
working together to get the dorms, office and equipment ready for the upcoming Fair. All three floors of the
dorms were swept and mopped, all percussion and sound equipment cleaned, music stands and podium
steps spray painted, all bolts tightened on the chairs, bunks moved and tagged, and the office door painted
blue (just like it had been for years)....and more.
Many thanks to the cleaners who traveled made the trip to Columbus and dedicated 4 hours each to the goal of
helping the band and staff start off the year right.
. . . . . . 13 days until the first notes of rehearsal