Tickets for the Ohio State University Performance

posted Oct 6, 2017, 4:39 AM by Douglas Olenik   [ updated Oct 10, 2017, 10:33 AM ]

On Saturday, October 14th, the OG Titan Marching Band will perform at Ohio State University in the famous stadium, “The Shoe”. The band will perform as part of the 2017 Buckeye Invitational, which the O-G Titan Marching Band was invited to perform in this year’s lineup. 44 bands will perform that day along with the Ohio State University Marching Band at the end. The O-G Titan Marching Band is scheduled for 12:45pm.

Tickets are available on The Ohio State University Marching Band website (tbdbitl.osu.edu) until October 11th or at Ohio Stadium at GATE 5 (on the Northwest side of the stadium). The cost is $12.00 online and $15.00 at the gate. Kids 6 & under are free and parking is included in the ticket price. Ohio Stadium A, B, C, & D parking decks will be open on the west (pressbox) side of the stadium for all spectators and all seating is OPEN for bands and the public. Students and fans may exit and re-enter Ohio Stadium at any time. Please retain ticket stub for re-entry.

A full schedule of the Buckeye Invitational is available on the Ohio State University Marching Band’s website as well - https://tbdbitl.osu.edu/events/buckeye-invitational-info

Changes to Homecoming Schedule

posted Sep 28, 2017, 10:53 AM by Douglas Olenik


Rehearsal with Alumni Band @ 4:00pm
Meet in Paul's parking lot IN UNIFORM @ 5:15pm for parade, STEP-OFF @ 5:30pm

Alumni will NOT march with the high school band in the parade.

See you tomorrow!
-Mr. O

Junior High Band and Alumni Band

posted Sep 5, 2017, 8:01 AM by Douglas Olenik   [ updated Sep 5, 2017, 12:32 PM ]

Our 7th and 8th graders will be joining the high school marching band on the field this coming Friday, September 8th!

Their schedule is as follows:
5:45pm - Rehearsal with the high school band
Pizza after rehearsal!!!
6:40pm - watch High School band perform pregame
7:00pm - Kickoff!
Junior High Band students are welcome to leave the game after halftime, but certainly can sit with us during the 4th quarter

This year the Junior High Band will be performing "Do Wah Ditty Ditty" and the Fight Song with the high school band at halftime - come check us out!

On September 29th, we will be welcoming OG Titan Band alumni from all over to perform with us.

Their schedule is as follows:
4:30pm - Alumni Band rehearsal with high school band
6:00pm - Alumni Band cheers on the Titan Marching Band in the homecoming parade
6:40pm - watch the High School band perform pregame
7:00pm - Kickoff!
Halftime - performance with the high school band

The Alumni Band is still open for people who want to join us! Fill out the form by clicking on the "Band Alumni" link above! Sheet music is also available for download there.
Come join us as we celebrate the lives of two of our great directors, Kenneth Schortgen and Fred Nordhaus, who have passed away over the last year. Of course, we also perform for all of our previous directors; Louis Breece, Kenneth Schortgen, Fred Nordhaus, Brent Deskins, and Paul Baransy - as well as to reflect upon all of our experiences with each other in the OG Titan Band Program!

-Mr. O

Fair Show Day!

posted Jun 16, 2017, 5:03 PM by Douglas Olenik

On Monday morning, we will meet at the high school at 9:30am to rehearse the show, we should be done in about an hour.

The drumline will meet in the band room at 3:30pm to load the percussion instruments and sousaphones - then drive to the fairgrounds and line the track.


Performance starts at 7:00pm, we will wait our turn! :)

-Mr. O

Junior High Jazz Band Reunion needs your help!

posted Jun 8, 2017, 1:05 PM by Douglas Olenik

Do you have an interest in getting together Junior high jazz band alumni and playing some of our old charts?

I would love to get together with you and play the charts we used from 2001-2012.

I have reserved Yoder Hall at Bluffton University on Wednesday evening July 12. Time 6:30-9:00pm.

At this point I need someone to coordinate this. It would involve getting the word out, filling music folders, etc.

If you have an interest in this, please contact me at:
pbaransy@woh.rr.com or my cell: 419 615 8544

Paul Baransy and Charlie Doepker

Memorial Day Parade

posted May 28, 2017, 5:00 PM by Douglas Olenik

We will LEAVE the band room at 9:50am. Students need to be ready to MOVE by then!

I will be in the band room at 8:30am - plenty of time to get ready!

-Mr. O

Upcoming Concerts

posted Mar 21, 2017, 7:20 AM by Douglas Olenik   [ updated May 15, 2017, 4:37 AM ]

Here are our upcoming performances for the OG Band Program - we hope you can come and listen to us!

Tuesday, March 21st - 7:00pm - Junior High Concert Band plays at Glandorf Elementary Arts Spectacular
    - Call time is 6:30, in the GE Gym
    - this concert is for students in the Junior High Concert Band only

Saturday, March 25th - all day - OMEA Junior High Solo and Ensemble Contest at Elida High School
    - Ask Mr. Olenik for a list of OG students performing and their scheduled times

Tuesday, May 2nd - 7:00pm - OG Bands Spectacular in the OGHS Gymnasium
    - featuring the 5th Grade, 6th Grade, Junior High, and High School concert bands
    - Every band should report to the gymnasium at 6:30pm with instruments. The 5th Grade Band will set up first and warm up.
Concert Order:
    - Fifth Grade Band
    - Sixth Grade Band
    - Junior High Concert Band
    - High School Concert Band

Saturday, May 6th - 7:30pm - OGHS Cabaret in the OGHS Gymnasium
    - Tickets are $6 for general admission, $4 for students.

Come join the Ottawa-Glandorf High School Titan Concert Band for an evening of great music and a celebration of this year's accomplishments!

Wednesday, May 17th - 7:30pm - High School Jazz Band in the OGHS Auditorium
    - This concert is free to the public!

Sunday, May 28th - OGHS Commencement
    - High School Concert Band, minus graduating seniors, plus next year's freshmen, and a few guests!

Monday, May 29th - Memorial Day Parade
    - High School Marching Band

Monday, June 19th - Putnam County Fair Show
    - This year's fair show will feature music from Broadway!  Music from Wicked!, Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, West Side Story, and Hair

Florida Trip and Large Ensemble Contest

posted Feb 22, 2017, 3:26 PM by Douglas Olenik   [ updated Feb 22, 2017, 3:26 PM ]

Our trip to Florida was a GREAT success!  The band sounded terrific in the parade and our recording session was awesome!  Can we go again???

Friday, March 3rd at 8:30pm is when the OG Concert Band is set to perform at Shawnee High School in Lima for OMEA Large Ensemble Contest.  Come support your Titan Band!!

Congratulations and Florida Trip!

posted Feb 14, 2017, 6:55 AM by Douglas Olenik

Congrats to the following students for their performances at OMEA Solo and Ensemble!

OMEA Solo and Ensemble Contest at Lima Senior High School (Sat., Feb. 11th)
Received a "2" (Excellent) Rating:
Erica Hageman - alto saxophone solo
Alex Hoehn - trombone solo
Griffin Brinkman, Jacob Karhoff, and Benjamin Sterling - trumpet trio

Received a "1" (Superior) Rating:
Griffin Brinkman - trumpet solo
Gage Hoehne - marimba solo
Gage Hoehne - snare drum solo
Hannah Hoehne - alto saxophone solo
Hannah Hoehne - horn solo
Katie Kitchen - piano solo
Bradley Schmitz - alto saxophone solo
Benjamin Sterling - trumpet solo
Spencer Verhoff - snare drum solo

Special thanks to Mrs. Sahloff for accompanying most of the students on piano!!

And now...we go to Florida!  Well...tomorrow!

-Mr. O

Florida Itinerary!

posted Jan 28, 2017, 3:00 PM by Douglas Olenik

Click on the "Marching Band" link to the left to see our full itinerary.

Who's excited!?

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