Johnna Grewell (Alto Sax) & Cassie Schilling (Trumpet) both Juniors at Newcomerstown High School have been selected to perform with the 2009 All-Ohio State Fair Band at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus Ohio (July 29, 2009 - August 9, 2009). They will arrive at the Rhodes Center in Columbus on July 25 for an intensive 4 days of pre-fair rehearsals under the direction of Donald F. Santa-Emma. The All-Ohio State Fair Band is comprised of young people from all over the state of Ohio and performs daily concerts for nearly 1 million fairgoers. In addition, the AOSFB will tour and perform at the Ohio Statehouse and the Columbus Park of Roses.
Johnna is the daughter of John & Patti Grewell, Newcomerstown. She was selected by Mrs. Karen Little, Newcomerstown Band Director as Most Outstanding Freshman & Sophomore Band Member. She also performed in the Tuscarawas County Bicentennial Band at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds and was a 2008 Member of the All-Ohio State Fair Band.
Cassie is the daughter of Dave & Paula Hill, Newcomerstown & Warren Schilling, Uhrichsville. She was a freshman member of the Newcomerstown Trojan Dance Team.
In addition, both girls participated in:
* Tuscarawas-Carroll-Harrison Schools High School Honors Band (2 years)
* Pep, Marching & Concert Band (3 years)
* Tuscarawas County All-Star High School Marching Band at Kent State University
(Tusc Campus) Performing Arts Center Groundbreaking (2008)
* Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, Florida (2008)