Athens Invitational Marching Festival

Now in its 39th year, this is the fourth oldest marching festival in the State of Ohio. We stand proud alongside the Chauncey-Dover Lions and the Athens Band Boosters as we continue this tradition. Competition marching bands come from all over Ohio to compete in our festival. It takes months of planning and a closely coordinated effort to make each festival a success.

Plan on coming to Athens High School on the first Saturday in October to enjoy a day of music making!

October 5, 2013 - 39th Annual Athens Invitational Marching Festival

The 39th Athens Invitational Marching Festival was a success. Seven hundred students from all over our part of the state came to Athens High School to perform their competition show.

Thanks to our Festival Committee for attending the meetings starting last May: Larry Snyder (Chairman), Cliff and Evelyn Houk, and Maryann Hartwick.

Thanks to the following folks for making sloppy joe mix: Mike Prudich, Dave Vogt, Jim Thomas, Mike Hunter, Randy Leite, Stephanie Goldsberry, Mike Wootton, John Deno, Kelly Moser and Larry Snyder.

Thanks to the following folks for working the Festival: Jane Means, Jim Thomas, Mike Hunter, Sky Petty and family, Jed Butcher, Gayle McKerrow, Julia Nehls, Phil Foster, Alan Goldsberry, Mike Wootton, John Deno and Larry Snyder.

Thank to Wendy Merb-Brown for being our Festival Treasurer and keeping all of the money straight. Maryann Hartwick was happy to put together the Festival program, donate 8 cases of water, and to take care of the trophies.

It was a wonderful group effort!