OAK HILL— The 7th annual Oak Hill Marching Band Show, sponsored by the Oak Hill Band Boosters, was held on Saturday, September 14, at Davis Stadium in Oak Hill.
Bands featured at the show this year were the East High School Tartan Regiment, River Valley Marching Raiders, Wellston Marching Golden Rockets, Unioto Marching Sermans, Jackson Marching Ironmen and the Oak Hill Marching Oaks.
The first band to perform at this year’s Oak Hill Marching Band Show was the East High School's Tartan Regiment Marching Band. The Tartan Regiment Marching Band hails from Sciotoville and are under the direction of Elizabeth Gowdy. Their 2013 show, "How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse," featured several hit tunes, such as Skillets song called, "Monster".
Following the Tartan Regiment Marching Band was a marching band that hails from Bidwell. That band being River Valley High School's Marching Raiders, which are under the new leadership of Allyson Johnston. This year the band is 24 members strong and growing.
The award winning Wellston High School Marching Golden Rockets were the next band to blast onto the field with their performance entitled, “The Road Not Taken”. The Marching Golden Rockets are under the direction of Josh Willett. The marching band is 50 members strong with Caitlyn Foster being this year's Field Commander.
Unioto High School's Marching Sermans, who reside in Chillicothe, were next to take to the field. The band is under the direction of Michael Fulk and performed some oldies, such as Kansas's "Carry on Wayward Son" and Styx's "Come Sail Away. " The band is 47 members strong with students from grades 7th through 12th.
The Jackson High School Marching Ironmen, who hail from Jackson, are under the direction of Aaron Rex. The band is over a 100 members strong with a band program focused on the pride of Jackson High School and the entire Jackson community.
The final band to take to the field was the Oak Hill High School's Marching Oaks Band under the direction of Bryce Werntz. The Oak Hill High School Marching Oaks performed, “Gangnam Style”, "Call Me Maybe" and a few other current musical hits.
To wrap up the evenings entertainment was the presentation of trophies by Oak Hill Band Director Bryce Werntz. “Everyone that took part in the 7th annual Oak Hill Band Show received a participation trophy,” said Werntz. “Jackson High School Marching Ironmen received this year’s spirit trophy.” The "spirit trophy" is awarded to the band whose fans collect the most donations during the show.
After the presentation of trophies, the marching bands marched off the field and out of the stadium thus putting another "Oak Hill Marching Band Show" down in the books.
Note: visit jacksoncountydaily.com for a photo gallery and to view a video from the show.