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Marching Band

The Ohio Northern University Marching Band was organized in 1890 through the Military Department at ONU. The band played for military events and other university functions but was not active with athletic events until the early 1900s when the athletic department was developed. Today, the band is part of the Department of Music and is very active on and off campus in a variety of performances. The band uses a modified corps-style of marching, along with colorguard, twirlers, and off-the-field percussion battery and three field commanders. The band performs at all ONU home football games, one away game per season, and several local parades. In addition, the band has been featured at numerous high school marching band festivals and competitions throughout Ohio. Membership in "The Star of Northwest Ohio" is open to all Ohio Northern students. The ONU Marching Band has performed for audiences all over the world. In recent years, the band has performed in Beijing, Shanghai, Rome, Sorrento, Hawaii, Paris, London, Montreal, Toronto, and Los Angeles, California. The ONU Marching Band is directed by Dr. Charles Bates. For more information, visit the ONUMB website here!

talent awards are available to both music majors and non-music majors participating in Marching band and symphonic band.

University Band Performance Scholarships are available for students participating in marching band during fall semester and symphonic band during spring semester. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 419-772-2272 for additional information.

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Department of Music

Patty Warner

Presser 202
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed