Connor Wheeler, Hilltop Senior, represented Williams County in the prestigious All-Ohio State Fair Band. Only 200 High School students are selected yearly to take part in the 90 year tradition. Directed by Donald Santa-Emma, band members arrived three days before the state fair began to rehearse and learn almost 60 pieces of difficult musical selections. The band performed for an estimated 900,000 fair goers during the two week span in over 90 concerts and marched in a daily parade.
Connor, a Baritone player, was nominated for this prestigious honor by his school’s Band Director, Samuel Maran. After graduation, Connor plans to enroll in Northwest State Community College and later enroll in a 4 year university to achieve his dream of becoming a High School Band Director.