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Beautiful Ohio where the golden grain
Dwarf the lovely flowers in the summer rain
Cities rising high
Silhouette the sky

Freedom is supreme in this majestic land
Mighty factories, they hum in tune, so grand!
Beautiful Ohio, thy wonders are in view
Land where my dreams all come true


Nominated for the 2015 Ohio Governor's Award for the Arts

Winner of the 2005 Ohioana Library Association Citation Award in Music and Education

In honor of our great State of Ohio, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter/performer
Celeste Reichert Friedman, presents a special program of
Ohio stories and songs for all ages.


Every March is "O" is for Ohio Month!
Join us as we celebrate Ohio’s birthday on the 1st of March. Book a program for your school!
Every May 9th, we celebrate the birthday of our State Flag.
For more information, contact Celeste by emailing OisforOhio@aol.com and Soar High!

O is for Ohio! is an award-winning musical-education program for schools and libraries,
supporting 4th grade proficiency tests in math, reading, science, writing and citizenship.

"Where the Eagles Fly!"
A program for elementary schools with inspirational songs and stories about the greatness of our state.
Celeste is proud to introduce The Eagles Choir of Legend Elementary School in Newark, Ohio.
Legend Elementary selected her song, "Where the Eagles Fly!" as their official school song. They joined Celeste just before the end of the 2014-15 school season for a recording of additional background vocal tracks.
Thirty students were chosen out of three-hundred to be the voices of the all new
"Where the Eagles Fly!"
The CD single of "Where the Eagles Fly!", featuring the voices of Legend Elementary, is available for purchase!
All proceeds benefit Legend Elementary School.
For more information, contact Celeste by emailing OisforOhio@aol.com and Soar High!

Thank you to Ms. Ellen Cooper, Principal and Matt Downing, Music Director, parents and the entire student body for your support. We're proud of the Buckeye State and our home town of Newark, Ohio.
Check out our Eagles YouTube video on our Video Library page here on OisforOhio.net!


The recipient of the 2005 Ohioana Library Association's Citation Award in Music and Education, Celeste Reichert Friedman celebrates her 14th year of touring Ohio's 88 counties with her "O" is for Ohio programs.

Celeste's lecture series, "Along the Great Hopewell Road" is presented to college students majoring in History and Early Education, endorsed by The Ohio State University.


Published in the eBook, "lyrical portraits along the Great Hopewell Road", you'll discover her complete works of poetry and lyrics of Ohio.
Available on Amazon.com Download in 60 seconds to your Kindle, Kindle Fire, iPad or iPhone.
lyrical portraits along the Great Hopewell Road

In 2007, Celeste was chosen as one of the 50 Songwriters from the 50 States in the USA to be a part of two compilation CD's, "All States All Stars" and "Operation 9/11/11", shipped to over 50,000 of our U.S. troops.

Check out Celeste's site supporting our U. S. Military Veterans at Freedom Warriors



Photo by Ken Van Dyne
Celeste Reichert Friedman

A Native Ohioan, Celeste Reichert Friedman brings you stories of Ohio's history, its famous inventors, eight U.S. Presidents from Ohio, the roots of Ohio's industry,the Ohio State flag and symbols, as well as Ohio's role in changing our nation and our world.
Celeste shares her original songs about the great Buckeye State . . .

Reflecting upon the Ohio River, as one of the most important passageways of The Underground Railroad, Celeste's Big River tells the story of secret codes in song, leading the way to freedom.

Other originals, such as The Children of Ohio
and Down By the Yellow Corn,
express the pure sentiment from this native Ohioan.
For corporate events and state functions,
Celeste also features our state song, Beautiful Ohio.



"Ms. Friedman literally brings audiences to their feet, as they're greatly moved by her enthusiasm, singing and telling tales of Ohio's role in revolutionizing our nation and our world.
Celeste Reichert Friedman is a true ambassador of the Buckeye State!"

. . . Hugh Rich, President of Rich Media.

"O" Is for Ohio!
The music of "O" Is for Ohio is available on CD,
featuring a witty tune about our state symbols, "A Buckeye Is A Nut!",
along with "The Children of Ohio", "Down By the Yellow Corn" and "Big River".
This collection also includes "Beautiful Ohio" and "America My Home".
Attention teachers: A lyric book is also available!
Just click on the CD link "O" Is for Ohio CD's! to order yours now.


Other "O" Is for Ohio CD's:

"The Ladybug Celebrates Ohio"
A fun way to learn about the greatness of the state of Ohio at an early age.
Just for toddlers and pre-schoolers, the state insect is your tour guide!

"Ohio, My Inspiration"
This beautiful collection of originals from Celeste reflects her travels throughout Ohio, inspired by the people and places of the Buckeye state.


To learn more about Celeste Friedman's music and works as a singer-songwriter/composer
please visit her main website Celestial Voices for the latest news and reviews.


Contact "O" Is for Ohio for rates and availability
at OisforOhio@aol.com.

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