Monday, October 17, 2016

The Great Seal Band Concert - A Tribute to Ohio University Chillicothe’s 70th Anniversary

The Great Seal Band, under the direction of John Huffman, will conduct a concert on Sunday, October 23 in celebration of Ohio University Chillicothe’s existence since 1946. The Concert will begin at 3:00 pm in the amphitheater behind Bennett Hall.  The community, OU-C’s students and staff are invited to attend this free event.

Ohio University-Chillicothe was established to serve returning veterans from World War II.  The Band will feature patriotic songs to remind us that our community was instrumental in providing a college education to the returning World War II veterans.

Due to the leaders of Chillicothe’s efforts, Ohio University Chillicothe became the first regional campus in Ohio.  The first classes were held in the evening at Chillicothe High School on Arch Street.  As enrollment increased, the First Presbyterian Church became the second site to hold day time classes.

Dean Tuck and long time instructors will share the formation of the campus in the 60’s.  The Great Seal Band will then feature “marches” to remind us of OU-C’s commitment to continually serve the region.

Please bring your lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the music of The Great Seal Band. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held at the Shoemaker Convocation Center at Ohio University Chillicothe.      

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