Anna students to join Ambassadors of Music tour


ANNA — Three members of the Anna High School music program have been nominated for the 2019 Ohio Ambassadors of Music tour.

Students Caleb Gaier, son of Scott and Barb Gaier; Ben Schmitmeyer, son of Gary and Kelly Schmitmeyer; and Jacob Osborne, son of Jim and Kim Osborne, were nominated based upon their level of musicianship, leadership, and character, and were each selected for participation by invitation based on the recommendation of their director.

Each nominee received a copy of an Ambassador of Good Will proclamation, from Governor Mike DeWine’s office, honoring their selection.

The 2019 Ohio Ambassadors of Music tour is an educational program designed for honor music students to perform and share their musical talents, while gaining cultural enrichment abroad. The 16-day tour will include stops in England, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, and Germany.

A pre-tour concert will be held on Sunday, June 16, at 3 p.m., at Hilliard Davidson High School, in Hilliard.

Dr. Bruce Moss, of Bowling Green State University, will serve as music director for the tour. Moss will conduct the Honor Band, and Dr. Richard Schnipke, also of Bowling Green State University, will conduct the honor choir. Brandon Gordon, of Bryan High School, will conduct the honor orchestra.

The tour is designed by Voyageurs International, a Denver-based agency specializing in European music tours for numerous states throughout the country for 49 years.

This is the twelfth such tour in the state of Ohio since 1997.