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Junior Fair Board

The Geauga County Junior Fair Board is comprised of members representing youth organizations from across the county including:
4-H, Farm Bureau, GHPA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Grange.

The purpose of Junior Fair Board shall be to promote the interests of Geauga County youth through educational exhibits and activities at the Great Geauga County Fair. Whenever possible, activities of the junior exhibitors shall be coordinated for the benefit of the total youth.

Meetings are usuall held the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) on the Geauga County Fairgrounds in the Fair Board Meeting Room.

To become a representative of the Junior Fair Board, a youth must be at least 14 years of age or a freshman in high school. Youth must first complete an application. Potential members then go through an interview process. Finally, the selected youth are notified and then begin a rewarding Fair experience.

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Josh Loveland and Kelli Briggs

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Jr. Fair Board

Junior Fair Officers

President - Maggie Kinkopf
Vice President - Berkeley Chadwick
Secretary - Kalli Weber

Geauga County Junior Fair Officers


2015 Junior Fair Board

Jonathan Anderson
Julia Baird
Kayla Borsi
Kelli Briggs
John Cermak
Joseph Cermak
Timothy Cermak
Berkeley Chadwick
Brittany Chapman
Rachael Chapman
Brian Depner
Marcella Dragolich
Laurel Grae
Makenzie Healy
Jordan Henry

Gerhard Hickey
Ryan Ivans
Maggie Kinkopf
Kelsey Klingman
Joseph Kolenic
Lucas Kuehn
Patrick Lanstrum
Sarah Miller
Anna Montazzoli
Hannah Nelson
Amanda O'Reilly
Meghan O'Reilly
Lillian Ostrander
Tyler Plants
Kurt Pokopac

Anna Sevich
Cora Smith
Devin Smith
Adam Stegh
Emily Stern
Avery Sullivan
Danielle Sweet
Zachary Temple
Kailyn Vontorcik
Kevin Ward
Kalli Weber
Trent Weber
Joseph Wolf
Max Wolf
Graycen Wood
Kelsey Zimperman

Junior Fair Coordinators

Jr Fair Coordinators

Junior Fair Band - Directed by Greg Hillis

The Great Geauga County Junior Fair Band, comprised of students from area middle and high schools, will perform at the Great Geauga County Fair. The Junior Fair Band gives young musicians an opportunity to rehearse and perform a wide variety of music in a professional type of experience.

Membership is open to all brass, woodwind, and percussion students currently in 6th through 12th grades. Last year’s band had 80 participants coming from schools all across Northeast Ohio. It is directed by Greg Hillis, also director of the Great Geauga County Fair Band.

Rehearsals and performances are held at the Vernon Howard Pavilion at the south end of the fairgrounds. The band will perform music in a wide variety of styles including classical, jazz, Broadway, patriotic, and more. Highlights of this years’ repertoire include: music by Mozart, Edvard Grieg and Samuel Barber, Latin-jazz classic “Malagueña,” highlights from the smash Broadway hit “Wicked,” and a stirring tribute to American heroes called “For Our Heroes.” The concerts will conclude with the adult members of the Great Geauga County Fair Band joining the group for a rousing performance of John Philip Sousa’s “The Invincible Eagle March.”

Membership is limited to 90 muscicians taken ona first-come basis. Rehearsing Monday evenings 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in August. The group will perform Saturday and Monday of the fair. Please print, fill out and return the Junior Fair Band forms to Geauga Music Center before June 1st.

Young musicians interested in joining the Junior Fair Band should contact: Greg Hillis, director at 440.474.4106, or the Geauga Music Center at 440.286.8481.

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