OHS marching band doubles in size


Jack Freas and Blaise Ignagni play their trombones loud and clear.


Vincenzo Ignagni plays the alto saxophone and Hannah Jones marches beside on clarinet.


Drum major Shyenne Miller, nicknamed “Twirl Girl” by her bandmates, prepares to lead the group’s pep song.


Photos by Laurie Hamame | Oberlin News-Tribune

The practice field at Oberlin High School was jam-packed with 59 band students Monday, sweaty after marching under the beating sun. The expanding group has more than doubled its members, making it the largest band to march the school’s field since 2010 and the second largest since 2005, said director Len Gnizak. A larger group is more fun to work with because students feed off each other’s energy, he said.

Jack Freas and Blaise Ignagni play their trombones loud and clear.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_Band2.jpgJack Freas and Blaise Ignagni play their trombones loud and clear.

Vincenzo Ignagni plays the alto saxophone and Hannah Jones marches beside on clarinet.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_Band3.jpgVincenzo Ignagni plays the alto saxophone and Hannah Jones marches beside on clarinet.

Drum major Shyenne Miller, nicknamed “Twirl Girl” by her bandmates, prepares to lead the group’s pep song.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_Band1.jpgDrum major Shyenne Miller, nicknamed “Twirl Girl” by her bandmates, prepares to lead the group’s pep song.