Monday, July 09, 2012

Ohio Band Camp Held at Cedar Point, Performance at Lakeside

Members of the Ohio Band Camp, which met at Cedar Point, are pictured above in the early 1940s during a performance at Lakeside, Ohio. From 1932 to 1944, several students enrolled in the Ohio Band Camp which was held for several weeks throughout the summer. For many years the Ohio Band Camp was directed by Peter F. McCormick, an instructor at West Technical High School in Cleveland, Ohio. The student band members performed concerts at Cedar Point, Lakeside, the Ohio Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home, and other locations around the Great Lakes region. At the summer band camp, students received instruction in band and orchestra, but also took trips to Ohio, Michigan and Canada. A newspaper article in 1942 reported that the Ohio Band Camp performed a concert at Lakeside when Eleanor Roosevelt was visiting the summer resort.

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