Director Information

Ohio Music Education Association
State Marching Band Finals

Director Information


  • Please be sure to update your Marching Band Profile 2 weeks before the first SMBF date to ensure your information is correct in the program.
  • If you have any questions, please contact JD Latorre, Marching Band Affairs Chair

Site Specific Information

Hilliard Bradley High School: October 28th

Piqua High School: October 29th/November 5th

Medina High School: November 4th

Purchasing Medals

  • Bands receiving a superior or excellent rating at the 2023 SMBF are eligible to purchase medals to recognize this accomplishment. Order medals from the OMEA website (link). If you are looking to order medals by check, contact Dane Newlove, Director of Materials for the order form (
  • Any participant in SMBF, regardless of overall rating, is also welcome to purchase a commemorative patch through the same online store as above. The patch has the year 2023 but not a rating.  There will be a different design in future years, and are available for $5 each.
  • In addition, we are offering a special combo pack consisting of a patch along with a superior or excellent medal, at a discounted price of $8 for the pair.  This is only available by ordering on the website and is not listed on the award order form.