COLUMBUS — Cole McDonough of Mount Vernon will not lead Script Ohio for The Ohio State University Marching Band this year, but he is definitely going to try out again. For now, 2012 drum major Kyle West and assistant drum major David Pettit will continue in the positions they held last year.
After the drum major tryouts, OSU Band Director Jonathan Waters told the News, “We are going to see more of him because it was a very, very close decision.”
The tryouts were held on the OSU band practice field in Columbus and the six candidates had numerous spectators and supporters. But McDonough had the loudest support, if not the most numerous. Supporters who came to cheer him on, of course, included his parents, Brian McDonough and Brenda McDonough, but also his grandparents Glenn and Fran Marchal and Susan Hull.
His great-grandfather, Leroy Gardener, surprised him the most.
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