A View of the Past – 50 Years of Marching Panthers

This week's view is of the members of the O'Fallon Township High School marching band as they looked during the 1967-68 school year under the direction of John Albert. The first OTHS marching band was organized by Albert the previous year. He would lead the band until 1972 when he was succeeded by Edward A. Fulton. (Contributed by Brian Keller, O'Fallon Historical Society.)

This week’s view is of the members of the O’Fallon Township High School marching band as they looked during the 1967-68 school year under the direction of John Albert. The first OTHS marching band was organized by Albert the previous year. He would lead the band until 1972 when he was succeeded by Edward A. Fulton.
(Contributed by Brian Keller, O’Fallon Historical Society.)

 

The Marching Panthers lead a parade during the early 1980's. ( Courtesy of Kay Koller)

The Marching Panthers lead a parade during the early 1980’s. ( Courtesy of Kay Koller)

 

Fall of 1989 (Courtesy of Tracey Richard)

Fall of 1989 (Courtesy of Tracey Richard)

 

The Marching Panthers prepare to compete at the University of Illinois (Courtesy of Alex Baccheti)

The Marching Panthers prepare to compete at the University of Illinois (Courtesy of Alex Baccheti)

 

Drum Majors Kary Sitzes, Jill Voelkel, and Patrick Cosmano pose before performance (Courtesy of Kary Sitzes-Wellen)

Drum Majors Kary Sitzes, Jill Voelkel, and Patrick Cosmano pose before performance
(Courtesy of Kary Sitzes-Wellen)


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