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The Ohio Military Band

Greater Cincinnati's Oldest Community Band
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The Ohio Military Band

Welcome to the home of the Ohio Military Band! We are a community band based out of Springfield Township. Founded in 1904, The OMB is the oldest community band in the Cincinnati area and has been in continuous existence since 1904, with roots tracing back to before the Civil War.

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Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we have cancelled our 2020 season. We look forward to seeing you in 2021!

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"Highlanders, Fix Bayonets!", (1915), Geoffrey O’Hara, (1882-1966), was born on February 2, 1882, in Chatham, Ontario, Canada. He began to play piano as a child and, at age 12, he was a singer and organist in an Anglican church in Chatham. He also toured the Lyceum and Chautauqua vaudeville circuits as a singer, lecturer and song leader. In 1913, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior appointed O’Hara instructor of native music. In this capacity, he gathered and recorded songs of Navajo and other native tribes. During World War II, he visited military camps, teaching singing and boosting morale. In 1945, O’Hara was elected president of the Composers-Authors Guild. He wrote 12 operettas and approximately 500 hymns, patriotic tunes and popular songs. His most famous song is K-K-K-Katy. O’Hara died on January 31, 1966, in St. Petersburg, Florida. (HEBM online.) https://www.loc.gov/item/jukebox-12224/?

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