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The stands were packed at Music on the Mountain

Photo submitted to Times Observer A pit crew from one of the performing ensembles readies their instruments for their performance at the fifth annual Music on the Mountain.

The fifth annual Music on the Mountain was held at Wolverine Mountain on Friday, July 26.

The show was sold out, all 800 tickets, according to Art Lane, Music on the Mountain Chairman. T-shirts for the show and concessions also sold out.

“I was very surprised on the turnout, I never thought it would be that high,” said Lane. “The stands were full, some people were sitting on the grass. It was a good turnout for everyone involved.”

The show went off smoothly. No technical glitches were experienced before or during the show. The parking and shuttle service was constantly running people to the top of the mountain.

“It was excellent. We had really good groups and the crowd was really enthusiastic,” said Lane. “We did a good job getting the word out and Mother Nature helped us out by providing us a nice day.”

Photo submitted to Times Observer The fifth annual Music on the Mountain took place Friday, July 26, 2019 at Wolverine Mountain. Pictured is the group Les Stentors, of Canada, performing at the show.

Lane would like to send a thank you to all the fans who attended and would like to extend a big thank you to all of the sponsors of the show. “They make it all possible, without them we wouldn’t have a show.” Lane would also like to thank all the volunteers and organizations that volunteered their time.

Lane said they are absolutely looking forward to next year’s show.

“It’s hard to say for sure which groups will return next year,” said Lane. “I would say the Spartans, Legends, 7th Regiment and Raiders.”

According to Lane they have changed the drum corps tour to bring more groups to the north. “It’s a high probability that we will see all groups next year and possibly more.”

The Spartans won the show with a score of 74.450. Following was: Legends 73.600; Southwind 69.400; 7th Regiment 67.550; Heatwave 57.950; Raiders 57.550; Les Stentors 54.000; and the all age Cincinnati Tradition 68.400.