Event Recap: A Night with Ohio State Marching Band Director Chris Hoch

Pictured left to right: Austin Bowman, Bill Coleman, Ruth Coleman, Dr. Christopher Hoch

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Greater Cleveland presented A Night with Dr. Christopher Hoch, director of The Ohio State University Marching and Athletic Bands, at Windows on the River on February 7, 2023.

Dr. Hoch’s work with The Ohio State University Marching Band has received national recognition for innovation and creativity in the show design process. His presentation was titled “The Ohio State University Marching Band: 145 Years of Excellence.”

Dr. Hoch spoke about the importance of traditions, including the Ramp Entrance, Incomparable Script Ohio, Hang on Sloopy, and Alumni Reunions. He also emphasized the importance of being innovative and shared some insights into the halftime show animations like the 2021 Top Gun Show.

Austin Bowman, drum major for the past two seasons, also attended the event and shared some of his experiences as the 64th drum major of The Ohio State University Marching Band.

This fundraising event featured a 50/50 raffle and a live auction for two floor seats to an upcoming Skull Session. Proceeds benefit the Ohio State Alumni Club of Greater Cleveland Scholarship Fund for future area Buckeyes.

Thanks to our sponsors: Bill and Ruth Coleman, and Bentley Wealth Management of Raymond James – Michael Bentley.