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Rover band performing Queen songs as part of halftime show
Sep 20, 2016 4:00 AM

Rover band performing Queen songs as part of halftime show 

The Rootstown High School Marching Band is getting in the groove with Director Daniel McClowskey who was new to Rootstown last year."This is my second year as the Rootstown director of bands," McClowskey said.

By Kelly Maile | Staff Writer
Ravenna band regains numbers
Sep 20, 2016 4:00 AM

Ravenna band regains numbers 

The Ravenna High School band is regaining its lower register, thanks to a large freshman class.Band Director Drew Adametz said freshmen make up the largest group among his band of 49 students.

By Diane Smith | Staff Writer
Wildcats honoring late, great rock 'n roll artists
Sep 20, 2016 4:00 AM

Wildcats honoring late, great rock 'n roll artists 

The 2016-17 Mogadore High School Wildcat Marching Band is playing tribute to rock 'n' roll's late, great artists this yearBand Director Stephanie Bonitz said this year's show features songs such as "The Heat Is On" by Glenn Frey, late lead singer of The Eagles; "Let's Dance," by David Bowie; and "Let's Go Crazy," by Prince.

By Dave O'brien | Staff Writer
For the Marching Pride, it's all about having fun
Sep 20, 2016 4:00 AM

For the Marching Pride, it's all about having fun

The 2016 James A. Garfield Marching Pride has been working hard since mid-July, and is looking forward to another great season. Playing a hodgepodge mix of tunes, the group of 85 students and 6 honor guard members does its best to entertain the crowds at football games.

By Matthew Merchant | Staff Writer
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The Waterloo Marching Machine is bigger than ever
Sep 20, 2016 4:00 AM

The Waterloo Marching Machine is bigger than ever 

The Waterloo Marching Machine is back, bigger than ever this year.The band has 73 members, up from 59 last year."It's super exciting," said Director Angela Adkins of this year's marching band.

By Mike Sever | Staff Writer
Traditions alive for Crestwood Scarlet Guard
Sep 20, 2016 4:00 AM

Traditions alive for Crestwood Scarlet Guard

Audience members and musicians alike will be getting lost during this year's show from the Crestwood Scarlet Guard. The marching band will be performing "Dark Forest," with original music composed by Tim Hinton.

By Matthew Merchant | Staff Writer
157-member band to perform four halftime shows this season
Sep 20, 2016 4:00 AM

157-member band to perform four halftime shows this season 

During the course of the season, the Aurora High School Band will reveal four different halftime shows"We left band camp having marched all four shows with two weeks of prep and rehearsals that were two days a week, and then a week of band camp," said Eddie Nabring, the band's director and instrumental music teacher at the high

By Bob Gaetjens | Staff Writer
Marching Rockets to feature past and present pop songs
Sep 20, 2016 4:00 AM

Marching Rockets to feature past and present pop songs 

The Streetsboro Marching Rockets have a busy schedule of band shows and possibly even a skull session at the Ohio State University planned this season.

By Bob Gaetjens | Staff Writer
Field band performing music from Top 10 charts this season
Sep 20, 2016 4:00 AM

Field band performing music from Top 10 charts this season 

Over 20 years as band director, Charles Collins has helped sixth-graders who have never picked up an instrument become talented musicians on the field. "It's interesting to see," Collins said. "I really enjoy working with the kids.

By Kelly Maile | Staff Writer
Southeast marching band grows
Sep 20, 2016 4:00 AM

Southeast marching band grows 

The Southeast High School marching band is celebrating having its largest group on the field in more than 20 years.

By Diane Smith | Staff Writer
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Sep 20, 2016 4:00 AM

Windham Bombers ready to embark on new season 

A total of 50 students, including six seniors, will make up the 2016 Windham Bombers marching band. Band director Rebecca Kresen enters her ninth year on the job and is optimistic about what the new season can hold.

By Andrew Bugel | Staff Writer
Sep 20, 2016 4:00 AM

Rough Riders Marching Band ready to embark on new season 

The 2016 Theodore Roosevelt High School Rough Riders Marching Band consists of 148 members and band director who has been at the forefront now for seven years.

By Andrew Bugel | Staff Writer
Sep 11, 2016 4:00 AM

Balloon A-Fair committee welcomes all to 38th annual event 

Dear Community,"Soaring to New Heights" is the theme of the 2016 Ravenna Balloon A-Fair. We will have 22 hot air balloons to help us celebrate our 38th year.The Children's Parade, "Raven Pride Rising High," will be the start-up event on Thursday. Registration starts at 5 p.m.

Sep 11, 2016 4:00 AM

Ravenna Township trustees ready for Balloon A-Fair 

For 38 years the Ravenna Balloon A-Fair has managed to thrill and delight young and old alike. This year will be no exception. The Ravenna Balloon A-Fair team works diligently to renew and improve from one year to the next for this fine event.

Sep 11, 2016 4:00 AM

2016 Balloon A-Fair Sustaining Patrons & Friends 

American Legion Post No. 331Armstrong Travel Inc.Arnie's Westbranch SteakhouseBennett Land Title Agency LLCEric HummelFrank CiminoJohn Davison State Farm InsuranceKee, Huchok and Co. Inc.Larry Trombka DDSPenny's Auto Body Inc.

Sep 11, 2016 4:00 AM

Grand Parade features nearly 100 units 

Ravenna Police DepartmentPortage County Sheriff's Department Ravenna City Fire Department Theme BannerFortis CollegeRavenna American Legion Post 331 Color GuardRavenna Elks Club American FlagRavenna Elks ClubRavenna High School BandMa

Sep 11, 2016 4:00 AM

2016 Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Entertainment 

SaturdayDowntownEast Stage (Sponsored by Ravenna Elks Club)11-11:45 a.m.: The Circulators Square DancersNoon-1:15 p.m.: Changes1:35-2:50 p.m.: Chuck Oney & The Flare-Ups3:10-4:25 p.m.

Sep 11, 2016 4:00 AM

2016 Balloon A-Fair Service Providers 

Joe ArtzAshton Sound & CommunicationsCharlestown Fire DepartmentEmerald TransportationPortage County CommissionersPortage County Sheriff's DepartmentRavenna City Fire DepartmentRavenna Mayor's OfficeRavenna Police DepartmentRavenna St

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Sep 11, 2016 4:00 AM

2016 Corporate Sponsors 

Gold LevelAll Seasons RV CenterAmerican Fireworks Co.AmeriGas PropaneAshton Sound & CommunicationsBarb LudbanEast Manufacturing Corp.Family & Community Services Inc.Fortis College -- RavennaRavenna Elks Club Lodge No.

Sep 11, 2016 4:00 AM

2016 Balloon Sponsors 

Allen Aircraft Products Inc.