Music from Camp Sherman

In 1917 Roy Pritzen wrote the lyrics and music to “I’m Going Down to Chillicothe” as a tribute to the young men reporting for basic training at Camp Sherman (the voice rendition begins at the 2-minute mark).

The Great Seal of Ohio Band recently released this rendition and plan to play it at the Majestic courtyard band concert on July 2nd.

“I’m going down to Chillicothe / I’m going down there right away / I’ll
get myself a suit of khaki / And fight for the good old U.S.A. / And when
we get into the trenches / We’ll make the Kaiser’s hair turn grey /
Conscript or not I’ll be Johnny on the spot / I’m going down to

Hear it live at the concert following the Vaudeville Production, which starts at 6:00 PM on Sunday, July 2.
Remember this is a free event, but ticketed on this website as it is likely to sell out !

Released in coordination with Ross County Commissioners.