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Bobcats and the Most Exciting Band in the Land: Highlights from an unforgettable evening

More than 140 Central Ohio alumni came together for a reception that preceded the Marching 110's annual concert at the historic Ohio Theatre in downtown Columbus. Developed by Columbus residents Bill and Julie Righter and a committee of Central Ohio Bobcats, the event was hosted by the Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA).

"The Galbreath Pavilion at the Ohio Theatre provided the perfect setting for OHIO alumni and friends to connect and reconnect," said Erica Lipscomb, assistant director of regional programming for the OUAA. "The 110's concert was spectacular, and I would like to send a heartfelt 'thank you' to the dedicated alumni of the Central Ohio Campaign Committee for a successful event." 

Take a closer look at some of the evening's highlights.


OHIO's Marching 110 performed their annual concert to a packed house at the Ohio Theatre on Nov. 12 at 8 p.m., following a reception in the Galbreath Pavilion in honor of Ohio University's The Promise Lives Campaign. As the "official theatre for the state of Ohio," the Ohio Theatre is home to The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, BalletMet, and The Broadway Series, among others.

Columbus reunion

Serving in his fifth year as director of bands at Ohio University, Andy Trachsel addresses the crowd during the reception. He made several remarks about the Marching 110's successes over the past several years, and also noted a special fund that has been developed to support band uniforms.

Columbus reunion

Eight of ten members of the Central Ohio Campaign Committee gather for a photo to commemorate an historic evening. From left: Kristen Easterday, Dustin Starkey, Annie Marsico, Bill and Julie Righter (co-chairs), Tim Barker, Paul Kulik and Chuck Williams.

Columbus Reunion

A group of OHIO alumnae and friends gather for a photo before the concert. The reception and concert brought together alumni and friends from around the state to celebrate the transformational learning experience that is OHIO's hallmark.


The crowd moves from the Galbreath Pavilion into the 2,779-seat Spanish-Baroque style theatre for the Marching 110's performance. The breathtaking setting made the concert an event to remember.


A group of OHIO trombone players ready themselves for the big night. From left: Joe Diamond, Michael Popo, Jeremy Wright, Dylan Chase, Kaeghan Randolph and Stephen Smith.


Led by Richard Suk, who is serving in his seventeenth year as director of the Marching 110, the band performs their first dance of the night during "Train of Thought" by Cher. From left: Amie Miller, Kristin Parrish (back, clarinet), and Jon Smaga.


During their rendition of "Light Up" by Styx, John Anders gets down during a cymbal feature.


From left: Barrett Lawlis, Nathan Cain (back), and Colleen Lehtinen dancing during the 110's performance of "Scream" by Usher.


For their encore performance, Marching 110 members strike a pose during "Gangnam Style." The Marching 110 has earned international attention with approximately 5.1 million YouTube views (prior to the video's removal and reposting) of its performance of Korean rapper Psy's viral hit. From left: Nick Murden, Scott Jackson, Rocco Contini and Tim Grannen.