The Warren G. Harding Panther Band Historical Association: 

The Fleming Legacy 

Welcome Panther Band

 Alumni and Friends

The goal of the WGH Panther Band Historical Association: The Fleming Legacy is to preserve the memory of Panther band director Robert Fleming, assistant band directors Clinton Foster and John Kobasiar, Jr., the legacy directors and bands that followed, and to preserve our hard-won artistic accomplishments for posterity.

Partnered with the Trumbull County Historical Society, we are collecting memorabilia and artifacts for an exhibit of an extraordinary era in the band's early history.  

Our purpose is to remember and honor our esteemed director and teacher who so indelibly influenced the lives of countless student musicians, and who contributed immensely to the musical life of Warren, Ohio and beyond.

Robert Fleming

 Director 1958 - 1968

John Kobasiar, Jr., Assistant Director  1966-69

Coming soon ...

Clinton Foster, Assistant Director  1960-1966

WGH Band Fleming Era 

  Exhibit and Reception

WHEN:     2025

WHERE:   Morgan History Center,  

                 Trumbull County Historical Society,

                 Warren, Ohio   

 Preserve  the  Panther  Band  Legacy

 Donate to Phase 2 ...  How you can help:

On right:  Rick Bartunek  WGH '64,  WGH Assistant Director, Band Director   1970-82;  1995-'03  --  the first Fleming Legacy WGH Band Director, with mentor Robert Fleming, returned to the Panther Band after Mr. Fleming's and Mr. Kobasiar's departure. 

 See the complete list of Fleming Legacy high school and college band directors by clicking the Menu under "Members: Alumni and Friends." 

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 The Fleming Legacy

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Photo at top of page:  1964-65 WGH High School Marching Band. Photo credit: 1965 Echoes yearbook. 

 Photo above:  The 1966-'67 WGH High School Marching Band. Photo credit:  1967 Echoes yearbook.