Marching 110 perform during a football game
Aug 27, 2010
On Saturday, Sept. 4, approximately 1,000 high school band students from throughout Ohio will play on the field with the Ohio University Marching 110.
Known as "Band Day," the collaboration is in its ninth year, according to Ohio University Band Director Richard Suk.
"It started as an invitation to a few area high school bands to practice and play with a college-level band," said Suk. "It has grown to include 17 bands this year representing high schools from every corner of the state."
During the day, the bands practice on the field with the Marching 110 and spend time on campus or uptown Athens. This year, admissions counselors will be on hand to provide information about attending OHIO to students and their parents.
Before the start of the Bobcats' 7 p.m. football game against Wofford and during halftime, the high school bands and the Marching 110 will play a few songs together.
"Students and band directors have really come to look forward to this day, and we and the Marching 110 are happy to host them," said Suk. "It's a fun day."