LIMA — Have you ever wanted to dot the “I” in the script Ohio at the horseshoe in Columbus?
That’s the goal for Jeremiah Dew, a 17-year-old Lima Senior High School student.
“That would be the peak of my musical performance career,” said Dew.
Dew is hoping to become a member of The Ohio State University Marching Band.
He’s been involved in music for much of his life.
“Ever since fifth grade I have always loved music. I’ve played many different instruments but right now I play tuba,” he said.
Dew also plays violin and piano and is the concertmaster in the school orchestra and a member of the Lima Area Youth Orchestra.
He’s hoping to someday teach orchestra for several years and then dip his toes into politics.
“Ever since I joined Youth in Government, government has always been a big part of my thought process and possible career. I really got into a lot of government issues and started looking into it more and then I realized that it can be a very possible goal, maybe not out of college but if I start teaching for a little bit and then after a certain amount of time, there’s always that option,” he said.
Dew is also active on the tennis and golf teams.
“One reason I actually joined golf is because I wanted something to keep me busy in the fall but I also wanted a sport that was kind of laid back where I could just go in and walk around and enjoy nature and just kind of enjoy life. So I feel like that is one big thing that golf has taught me just kind of enjoy what going on around you,” said Dew.
Dew approaches music like he approaches sports.
“If you really want something you’re gonna have to try for it but at the same time, if you like what you’re doing, even though you might be trying your hardest and people might think you’re crazy for how much you do it, it doesn’t feel like it. So while you might be working six hours a day, you’re going to enjoy every single minute of it. So strive for what you want because even though it might seem like a big task to do what you want, if you really want to do it, it will be nothing,” he added.
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.