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ONU Marching Band to Perform in China

Nov 8, 2007

The Ohio Northern University Marching Band will travel to China to perform a series of shows from Nov. 15 through 23.

More than 100 members of the ONU Marching Band will make stops in Shanghai, where they will play at a late-morning parade/stand-still concert on the bustling Nanjing Road. The band also will play at the legendary Great Wall of China.

In recent years, the ONU Marching Band has performed in Rome, Hawaii, Paris, London and Canada.

Dr. Anne Lippert, ONU vice president of academic affairs, will accompany the band to China and said the trip serves a number of functions. "Performing abroad has energized marching band students as they entertain audiences from a variety of world cultures," Lippert said. "This experience enriches their education and expands their horizons to today's global reality."

The ONU Marching Band was organized in 1890 through the school's military school. Today, "The Star of Northwest Ohio" is part of the department of music and is active both on and off campus. The group uses a modified corps style of marching and a host of color guard members and twirlers to complement an outstanding group of musicians.

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