LGBTQ protections advance in Medina – Medina Gazette

My home town gets it. Ordinance 541.08 amended the codified ordinance of the city to prohibit intimidation on the basis of sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Ordinance 717 prohibits discriminatory conduct on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. Until these ordinances are approved, it remains legal to evict […]

2019 Innovations In Brass – North Canton

It’s the first live show of my 2019 drum corps season, not just as a fan but also as a performer! The 2019 edition of Innovations in Brass – Akron Massillon North Canton will take place at 7:30 PM Eastern on Saturday, June 22, at Memorial Stadium on the campus of Hoover High School in […]

Marching Roundtable 799: WGI 2019 Winds Wrap-Up

Thank you to Tim Hinton and Marching Arts Education for having me as a guest on episode 799 of the Marching Roundtable podcast. This episode looked back at the 2019 Winter Guard International Winds World Championships which took place in April in Dayton, Ohio.

What Happens to a Factory Town When the Factory Shuts Down? – The New York Times

For more than 50 years, life in Lordstown, Ohio, revolved around the G.M. plant at the edge of town. In March, the plant ceased production. This is what their crisis looks like. — Read on www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/05/01/magazine/lordstown-general-motors-plant.html

2019 Ohio Indoor Performance Association State Championships

It’s the beginning of the end of the 2019 indoor season. All across the country, indoor color guards, drum lines, and winds groups are gathering for their state and regional association championships. Some are also preparing for the 2019 Winter Guard International championships in just a few weeks. Nevertheless, it’s a bittersweet time as the […]

2019 Ohio Indoor Performance Association Firestone Weekend Photos

Congratulations to all the performers who took part in this past weekend’s Ohio Indoor Performance Association events at Firestone Community Learning Center in Akron, Ohio. This was a showcase of wonderful performances in the last regular season OIPA weekend before championships.

2019 Ohio Indoor Performance Association Firestone Competitions

After a month and a half, I’m back in the indoor world! The Ohio Indoor Performance Association will hold it’s 2019 Firestone competitions on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17 at the Firestone Community Learning Center in Akron, Ohio. With just two weeks remaining in the OIPA season and Winter Guard International championships next […]