osualumnibandSunday, June 25, 2017
Schnormeier Event Center - 2 p.m.

First come, first served seating. Come early and enjoy some lunch with our food vendors. Presented by the OSU Alumni Associaton of Knox County.

New/Incoming OSU students from Knox County:
You and your parents/siblings are invited to come at noon and enjoy a free lunch on us! Meet and network with current students and alumni.

Current OSU students from Knox County:
Youa re invited to join us at noon to meet incoming students and enjoy trivia contest and prizes.

This concert is a FREE/NO ADMISSION CHARGE event, and will be performed by 60+ members of the OSU Marching Band Alumni. The Center will open at 1 p.m. for “first-come…first-served” seating, and the Marching Band Alumni will perform from 2-4 pm. Food service will be available from Ariel-Foundation Park food vendors. Velvet ice cream will be provided for a donation to the OSU Alumni Club of Knox County Scholarship Fund.

The Ohio State University Marching Band Alumni is the largest all brass and percussion alumni band in the United States. The group is comprised of former members of the Ohio State University Marching Band ranging in age from recent graduates to members in their 80s, and will be participating in 11 summer concerts and/or parades in 2017 throughout the state of Ohio. 

The admirable reputation and diverse nature of the group has led to participation in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland, a performance tour of Germany, a visit to Osaka, Japan, and a trip to Hawaii to entertain U.S. Naval personnel based at Pearl Harbor. The Band performed in the 2015 D-Day Memorial Celebration in Normandy, France. The Band will be performing for the 50th Anniversary tribute for Vietnam War Veterans on Memorial Day 2017 in Hawaii.

Whether marching in a parade, performing a summer concert in the park, or entertaining guests at a wedding, the Ohio State University Marching Band Alumni take great pride in delivering a superb quality musical and marching performance rooted in the style and excellence of the Ohio State University Marching Band, better known in the U.S. as “The Best Damn Band in the Land” (TBDBITL).  

This concert is being sponsored by the OSU Alumni Club of Knox County, with co-sponsor support from the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County, CES Credit Union, and Velvet Ice Cream. Attendees will be encouraged to make a donation to the Scholarship Fund of the OSU Alumni Club of Knox County. For additional information visit facebook.com/osuknoxalumni or osuknoxalumni.alumni.osu.edu.

“As a partner with the Knox County OSU Alumni Club in raising, investing, and awarding scholarship dollars, The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County is pleased to co-sponsor events which provide quality family entertainment while supporting the education goals of local students,” said Sam Barone, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County.




Park Info



 Ariel-Foundation Park, located in Mount Vernon, Ohio, is a 250-acre civic park that offers a one-of-a-kind experience for visitors of all ages.

Visiting Hours

Ariel-Foundation Park is officially open April 1 through November 15. Some areas of the park are accessible to pedestrians year-round. Daily hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. There are no admissions or parking fees. The Rastin Observation Tower, park museum, picnic pavillions, trails and other park features are free and open to the public. The Rastin Observation Tower is closed during winter months.

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