Celebrate the Extraordinary Career of Dr. Jon R. Woods
After 25 years of directing The Ohio State University Marching Band, Jon Woods has announced his intention to retire at the end of the 2011-12 academic year.
Steeped in tradition, The Ohio State University Marching Band (OSUMB) is one of the few all-brass and percussion university marching bands in the country and one of the largest of its type in the world. Woods’ announcement comes as the band celebrates the 75th anniversary of its trademark “Script Ohio,” considered by many to be the most memorable tradition in college band history.
Woods, 72, has served as full-time director longer than anyone else. In 2010, Woods was awarded one of the most prestigious honors in collegiate music - the College Band Directors Association Lifetime Achievement Award.
Thank you for your leadership to The Best Damn Band in the Land. Ready……………….up!
KKY President ‘94
A fund has been created to honor Dr. Woods. We hope that you will consider joining in the celebration with a gift to The Dr. Jon R. Woods TBDBITL Marching Band Director's Fund. You can find more information about the fund and ways in which you can become a part of the ongoing celebration, at The Dr. Jon R. Woods TBDBITL Marching Band Director's Fund - 482212.