The Orange High School Marching Band, under the direction of Marc Zirille, took its show on the road Thursday, October 16 to the 108th Annual Circleville Pumpkin Show. The band performed as part of the Little Miss Pumpkin Afternoon Parade of the Bands, an event favorite.
The Marching Pioneers also joined other local marching bands, including The Ohio State Marching Band, for the evening’s Miss Pumpkin Show, another event favorite.
The performance comes on the heels of a morning performance on the lawn of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The 45-minute show was held in hospital’s garden area, permitting the ambulatory patients to experience the band up close. It also allowed the other patients to listen in from their rooms. In addition, families at the neighboring Ronald McDonald House and its nearby research center could also hear the performance. Nationwide Children’s Hospital spokesperson Pam Barber said the 206-member band was the largest group to perform on behalf of the patients.