Ohio State Fair seeking talented young musicians

The Ohio State Fair is looking for talented young musicians for membership in the prestigious All-Ohio State Fair Band and the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir, traditions that date back to 1925 and 1963, respectively.

Dedicated high school musicians in grades 9 through 12 are encouraged to apply for membership, which is granted based on a number of factors including student ability and recommendation from choral or band directors. Participating students gain a unique musical and educational experience, as well as an opportunity to build many lasting friendships during a two-week stay at the Ohio State Fair. Being a member of the Band or Choir offers a valuable challenge to learn and perform music of varied genres, as well as an opportunity to work with a staff of talented and motivational music educators from across Ohio.

Interested high school students may obtain an application from their local school band or choir directors, or download them from ohiostatefair.com at the following direct links:

All-Ohio State Fair Band: http://www.aosfb.com/13aosfbappaosfbcom2-1-13.pdf

Applications for the band must be submitted no later than March 31, 2013.

All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir: http://www.aosfyc.com/Fair_Info/aosfyc-app-2013.pdf

Applications for the choir must be submitted no later than March 20, 2013.

The All-Ohio State Fair Band and All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir arrive at the Ohio Expo Center just days before the Fair opens, learning all of their music in a limited time. They remain housed on-site throughout the duration of the Fair and perform daily at various times and locations. In full, they will perform nearly 200 times during the 12-day Fair.

For more information, call 1-888-OHO-EXPO or 1-614-644-FAIR. On the Web, visit ohiostatefair.com.

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