The Under the Baton:  Music at Old Cedar Point chronicles the growth of Cedar Point Amusement Park through the rise and popularity of the concert band music, which was a major form of entertainment at the park in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  The concept for the film was developed from the local history stories that are being told through the Sandusky Library's award winning blog "Sandusky History", and from the fascinating musical scores, biographies, band histories, and musician histories that are found in the Library Archives.

Winner:  Ohio Museums Association 2013 Visual Communications Award
Winner:  Ohio Library Council NW Chapter 2014 Give a Shout! Award for Oustanding Program

Winner:  2014 Society of Ohio Archivists Merit Award

Winner:  American Association for State & Local History Award of Merit 2014

Winner:  Ohio Local History Alliance History Outreach Award 2014

The Under the Baton:  Music at Old Cedar Point documentary premiered on November 14, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. on WGTE (on Buckeye Cablesystem’s PBS Channel 9 and digitally on UHF channel 29) 

Under the Baton
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Funding for this program was made possible in part by the Ohio Humanities Council with support by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the program do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities, or of the Ohio Humanities Council.