2020 Alumni Association Board Candidates:
On Saturday Aug. 1 Alumni from many decades gathered on Zoom for annual meeting. During that meeting we introduced our candidates for the 2020 Alumni Board Elections. These Elections are going to be held Aug 8-10 via an Electronic Vote. Members who are current with their dues will receive a Survey Monkey Link to vote and will have 48 hours to return it. Please be sure to “white list” firstname.lastname@example.org or watch your junk/spam folder for the link.
This year’s Nominees (in no particular order) are:
Choir member from 16-18’ alto II, section leader, and now a current staff member. Served one year on the board. Studying middle childhood education, with a focus in history and English at Sinclair community college and transferring to Wright State University. Currently working full time at build a Bear Workshop as a sales floor manager.
Keith Kokinda –
I was a member of the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir in 1981 and my son Skylar is in his fourth year in the AOSFYC. I work as a broadcaster for Big Ten Network on Ohio State men’s and women’s soccer matches. I am running for a position on the Board of Trustees because I would like to bring my experience in sports media to aid in recruiting. I feel it is important to make more of Ohio’s choral music students and teachers aware of the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir and the opportunities it provides. I feel my skills would be very helpful in recruiting efforts, whether they be as in person visits to schools, live online meetings or in a created presentation. I believe it would be greatly beneficial to the AOSYFC if Dr. Peterson and the staff has a wider pool of talent to choose from. Thank you!
John Sullivan -
1980 Choir, Europe 1987 and 1989, Rose Parade 1988
5th-Grade Teacher in Columbus
I have been on the board for more years than I can remember. I have held the offices of treasurer, vice president, and president.
I have worked with all three directors and many staff members. I want to be able to be a part of the “new” normal with next year’s choir.
Brian Ault –
I have been on the board since 2017 and have served as the Association's Treasurer since 2019. I am a four-year alum of the choir (2000-2003) and spent a year as a CIT (2004). I grew up in Bolivar (Tuscarawas County), and currently live a bit west of Akron and work as a consulting engineer. My time in the choir was a formative experience for me, and I'd like the chance to help continue the organization's impactful experience for other singers into the future. We have all made friends during our time in the choir who have remained close for years beyond our time at the fair; keeping the opportunity to form those friendships is key to this organization's future. I'd like to continue to serve with other members of the Board and other Alumni to keep the choir and the Alumni Association alive and energized. Thank you for trusting me to serve these past three years; I hope you will all continue to trust me to serve for three more years into the future.
all aosfyc alumni:
join us for the homecoming choir
In its second year, the Alumni Choir will perform in its own concert during the 2021 Ohio State Fair!
2021 Alumni Schedule
Friday, July 30
Friday rehearsal takes place at:
Rehearsal Location TBD
Saturday, July 31 (Alumni day)
Sunday, August 1
Alumni Choir music
The Homecoming Choir will perform the following titles, representing various eras of the Choir's rich history (subject to change):
Music packets/folders may be BORROWED from the Alumni Association at check-in. If you wish to purchase your own music, you may do so by clicking on the title of the piece you wish to purchase above -- you will be taken to the Stanton's web site. If you bring your own music, be sure to bring a black folder. You are allowed and encouraged to use music during our concert.
If you wish to sing with the Alumni Choir and/or march with the 2021 Choir in the parade, please wear the following:
Shirt options (shirt must fit and be in good condition):