Dave Carwile is a familiar voice to radio listeners in central Ohio, following a long career in radio and television. Dave is currently an Associate Director of the WOSU Stations on campus, working on projects such as WOSU’s new media center at COSI. A native of Worthington, Ohio, Dave played percussion in The Ohio State University Marching Band from 1975 to 1979. Dave has served as the band’s videoboard designer since 1984 and added the duties of primary announcer and scriptwriter in 1997. He resides in Worthington with his wife Kathleen and son James.
Timothy Gerber, Professor of Music, has taught for 30 years as a member of the music education faculty in the OSU School of Music. He is co-author of the McGraw-Hill music appreciation text, Music! Its Role and Importance in Our Lives, and he has been honored with both the Distinguished Teaching Award and the Distinguished Scholar Award in the School of Music. As a former chair of the OSU Faculty Council, he currently serves as Secretary of the University Senate.
Ed Crockett has served as The Ohio State University Marching Band’s field photographer since the 1977 season. Ed also fills in as announcer when necessary and is an advisor for the marching band’s web site. A native of the Cincinnati suburb of Sharonville, Ed was a sousaphone player in the OSUMB from 1968 to 1970 and from 1972 to 1974. He served one season as student photographer and two seasons as assistant public address announcer before assuming his duties as photographer. He resides in Columbus with his wife, Karen, and his youngest son A.J.
Karen Crockett joined husband Ed on the OSUMB photography team in 1979. Karen is a former member of The Ohio State University Marching Band serving as secretary and librarian from 1972 to 1977. A native of Medina, Ohio, Karen is adjunct faculty in Early Childhood Education at Columbus State Community College and resides in Columbus with husband Ed and youngest son A.J.
Ed Thompson joined The Ohio State University Marching Band in 1999 as recording producer / engineer. A native of Lancaster, Ohio, Ed was a member of the 1974 – 1977 sousaphone section of The Ohio State University Marching Band. In 1987, Ed began a 24 year relationship as chief engineer for super virtuoso pianist Earl Wild. This collaborative effort brought forth over 100 recordings worldwide including a Grammy wining project in 1997 and additional Grammy nominations in 2002, and again in 2010.
In addition Ed serves as producer / engineer for The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, The Richmond Virginia Symphony, and the Carpe Diem String Quartet. Ed is a 21 year member in good standing of the Recording Academy and has served on national committees at the Board of Governors’ request.