TBDBITL Alumni Club

The Best Damn Band In The Land - The Ohio State University Marching Band Alumni

Chad Allan Reeves

April 21, 1970 - November 1, 2021

Chad Allan Reeves died unexpectedly on November 1, 2021 in Dublin, Ohio at the age of 51. Chad is survived by his mother, Jeannette Reeves, wife Wendy Reeves and daughters Samantha and Sydney Reeves, all of Dublin, Ohio. He is preceded in death by his father, Jerold Reeves; grandparents Cal and Thelma Mackey, and grandparents Gene and Judy Wilson.

Chad was born on April 21, 1970 in Painesville, Ohio to Jerold Allan Reeves and Jeannette Mackey Reeves. He graduated from Jefferson Area High School in 1988, where he was class president, an officer in the choir and band, and a leader in the Model United Nations Program. At the Ohio State University, Chad earned degrees in History and English, as well as a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Education. At Ohio State, Chad was a 5-year member of The Ohio State University Marching Band. He dotted the "i" on Script Ohio in 1993 and 1994. Chad was also a 7-year member of The Ohio State University Men's Glee Club and an officer in ACACIA fraternity.

In 1992, Chad and Wendy were married in Norwalk, Ohio. Chad spent his career teaching in Dublin City Schools. As a teacher, he impacted hundreds of lives while teaching 7th grade English and Social Studies, coaching track and field, and directing theater productions. With Wendy, he directed 20 musicals at Sells Middle School and had consistently successful seasons as a track and field coach. He was awarded the Golden Shamrock Award and Community Champion Award by Dublin City Schools. He had the unique gift of capturing the best that middle school students have to offer and helping them to achieve their own personal best. In 2017, Chad retired from teaching and expanded his hobby of painting military and fantasy miniatures. Chad was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

Chad was a talented musician and artist. Throughout his life, he continued singing in choirs. He played the tuba and the bass clarinet in the band at Prince of Peace and loved attending Merry Tuba Christmas. He marched with the OSU Alumni Band at the reunion each fall. He painted hundreds of tiny figures and houses to be used in miniature gaming. He was a devoted fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Indians. Chad, at his best, was effervescent, funny, smart, dynamic, clever and loved by everyone who knew him.

Calling hours will be on Saturday, November 6 from 9-11:30 a.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Dublin, Ohio, followed immediately by a church service and meal. Pastor John Morris will officiate the service. We will be streaming the OSU/Nebraska game during the meal. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Chad's life. The family requests that you wear scarlet and gray if you would like. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the TBDBITL Scholarship Fund (), The Ohio State University Men's Glee Club Alumni Society Fund (), or The Jerry Betts Memorial Scholarship by sending a check to the Dublin Music Boosters, c/o Dublin Coffman High School, 6780 Coffman Rd, Dublin, Ohio 43017.

Chad was a member of the marching band from 1990 throug 1994. He played Sousaphone.