The High Street Stompers Dixieland Band was formed in 1987 when all the original members were Professors in the School of Music at The Ohio State University. The band members were Tom Battenberg, trumpet; Gary Carney, trombone; Jim Curlis, drums; Robert LeBlanc, tuba; Jim Pyne, clarinet; and trumpet, Gary Carney, trombone, Jim Curlis, drums, Robert LeBlanc, tuba, Jim Pyne, clarinet, and Paul Robinson, banjo. Tom Battenberg and Paul Robinson are the two remaining members of the original band. Clarinetist Don Seelbach played in the band from 1992-2005. Tuba player Sid Townsend joined the band in 2000; trombonist Vaughn Wiester became a member of the Stompers in 2003 and clarinetist Michael Cox became a member in 2006. Drummer Jim Rupp is the newest member of the Stompers, having joined the band in 2009.