25 Applied for Ohio State Band Director Position

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Records released Friday show 25 people applied to direct Ohio State University’s celebrated marching band after the firing of its last director.

The resumes and cover letters submitted to a search committee charged with replacing Jonathan Waters were released to The Associated Press in response to a public records request. They come a day after the committee announced associate band director Christopher Hoch (hohk) as interim band director.

Waters’ own resume was among the applications, as had been previously reported. The directors of three other Big Ten bands were also among applicants.

Waters was fired in July after an internal investigation concluded he ignored a “sexualized culture” inside the band. Waters disputes the findings and has filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit and a separate defamation suit against the university.