Firsts That Matter
Aside from the upcoming presidential election, which regardless of outcome will provide this country with a first, this is a first near and dear to my heart: in 2010, the Ohio State School for the Blind will march in the Tournament of Roses Parade. The band became a marching band in 2005 when the Ohio School for the Deaf football team was revived and wanted a band for its games. More information and a video of the OSSB Band performing at a Skull Session can be seen here. The band currently consists of 17 members, and will need to raise $1500 per student to march in the parade. Donations can be made via a contact on the OSSB Band site. As much as I like to see Ohio lose when it comes to, well, pretty much all sporting events, this is one time when I have to admit Ohio is the take-all winner.