Applications open Feb. 1 for the All-Ohio State Fair Band and All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir
The Ohio State Fair is steeped in tradition, and two of its shining stars are the All-Ohio State Fair Band and the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir.
The 400 members of the band and choir represent most of Ohio’s 88 counties. In 2018, they represented nearly 150 high schools. The fair selects members based on ability, experience, high school music educators’ recommendations, and parent or guardian consent. Following several days of rehearsals, the musicians will entertain fairgoers in nearly 200 performances over 12 days.
The application period for the 2019 band and choir is Feb. 1 through March 31. Students in grades 9-12 may apply. All meals, musical direction, supervision and lodging are provided by the Ohio State Fair. Members must purchase uniforms and provide personal spending money.
To request information about the All-Ohio State Fair Band, visit www.aosfb.com. To request information about the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir, visit www.aosfyc.org.