Buckeye band marching into PC

Friday, Sept. 28, was going to be a very special day for the Port Clinton City School District and now, it is going to be outstanding!
That night The Ohio State Marching Band will perform at the Redskins football game, thanks to a request submitted by the Ohio State Alumni Club of Ottawa County. According to Mike Snider and Mike Libben, co-presidents of the club, the band will stop in PC on its way to East Lansing for the Michigan State-OSU game.
Libben, an OSUMB Alum, said it’s a tremendous honor to have the band in our area.
“We are very excited that TBDBITL (The Best Damn Band In The Land) choose to return to Ottawa County again this year,” he said. “It’s the third visit in six years. That frequency of visits in one area doesn’t happen unless we as a community are doing something right to make their trip worthwhile.”

The OSUMB performed in 2006 in Oak Harbor at the Redskin-Rockets football game and again in 2008 at the Lakota-Woodmore game in Elmore.
Jon Waters — Woodmore High School Alum, two-time Script Ohio “i-dotter” and director of The Ohio State University Marching Band — is also excited about the return trip of his band to Ottawa County.
“This visit will be a tremendous opportunity for us to bring the great tradition of Ohio State to the back yards and front porches of the people of Port Clinton,” he said. “Ottawa County is home for me and it is a second home for The Best Damn Band in the Land, and we are honored to be hosted by the community.”
Details on ticket sales, seating and other aspects associated with events surrounding the Friday, Sept. 28, football game and OSUMB performance are still in the works. Those interested in learning more about the PCHS All School Reunion, or to get updates on ticket sale information for the Sept. 28 football game, can visit the school district website,, or the Port Clinton High School Alumni Association Facebook page.

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