Alumni band to visit Japan
Published on July 23, 1993
Alumni band to visit Japan OHIO STATE ALUMNI BAND TO MARCH AT OSAKA, JAPAN COLUMBUS -- The Ohio State University Alumni Band will march down the gingko-lined streets of Osaka, Japan, Oct. 10. The band will be performing in the Midosuji Parade that day and will give a concert in Osaka on Oct. 11. The Midosuji, named after Osaka's 4.4 kilometer boulevard, is the largest parade in Japan. Osaka, Japan's third-largest city, has some 2.7 million residents. The parade, the major event of the Osaka 21st Century Association, attracts participants from across Japan and the rest of the world, according to Hirofumi Eto, director and general manager of Nissin Travel Service (U.S.A.) Inc., the association's travel representative. David Meeker, director of the alumni band and professor emeritus of music at Ohio State, will accompany the group. He currently is acting dean of the Conservatory of Music at Capital University. Jon Woods, director of the Ohio State Marching Band, recommended the Alumni Band to be a parade participant. The Marching Band, which had been invited, will be hosting high school bands at the Buckeye Invitational Festival in Ohio Stadium on Oct. 9. For the 25th year, in connection with their annual reunion, alumni band members will perform the traditional pre-game ramp entrance and half-time show with the university marching band at Ohio State's opening home football game against Rice on Sept. 4. The TBDBITL Alumni Club, with 1,800 dues-paying members, is the single largest constituent group of Ohio State's alumni association. Each year, members participate in more than 100 club-related events, with about 700 participating at the football game and annual reunion. About 200 members, ranging in age from 22 to 87, regularly rehearse and perform as the Active Band. # Contact: Donn Younger, chairman, Ohio State Alumni Band, (614) 464-0764, or Robert Grossman, chairman, band parade committee, (614) 881-5987. Written by Tom Spring. [Submitted by: STERRETT (email@example.com) Fri, 23 Jul 93 14:09:28 EST] All documents are the responsibility of their originator.