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The new marching season is finally upon us!!

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by OSUMBuckeye, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. OSUMBuckeye

    OSUMBuckeye Newbie

    The new season is finally begun for the OSUMB as we had our first rehearsal tonight for the volunteer game on Saturday. We got both our pregame and halftime shows on the field and will clean them tomorrow, before performing them on Saturday. I love diving right into things like this. Next week we have tryouts for the 2004 band before we learn another show in 2 days. I've gotta say, I can't wait to see 'The Shoe' come alive on saturday as another great season begins. For me, there is no greater than a saturday afternoon in Ohio Stadium.

    Saturday is Alumni Band Day, so it will be a great show as always. Pregame will bring you not 1, but 2 ramp entrances as the alumni band joins us on the field. Soon after, Hang On Sloopy will beformedwith both the aluumni and the current band, then the usual salute will be done to UC with the playing of their fight song, before the band goes into what we call the "Tunnel Sequence" and the national anthem.

    Halftime will begin with the marching band performing a short halftime show. The show for this game is usually a portion of the bowl show, but this year that is not the case as last years bowl show was a patriotic show and I believe we are saving one last performance of it to be done for the Marshall game on Sept. 11. So saturdays show will be a short salute to the olympics starting with "Olympic Opener" which begins with an original fanfare, then goes into the familiar strains of Buglers Dream, and The Olympic Fanfare. We will then stand and play "Maleguena" a powerful favorite of many marching bands all over the country.We will then play I Wanna Go Back, as the alumni bad takes the field to put on their own little show. Halftime will conclude with the traditional performance of the truly incomperable 'quad' Script Ohio.

    Just thought I'd give some info as I am excited to march on alumni band day for the first time. I'm not much of a writer, but maybe I will try and give everyone on here a little bit of insight into what's going on with the band this season. That is if I am privledged enough to be a part of the band for another season when tryouts have been completed on Wednesday.

    One other tidbit: the band just broke in a new teaching tower that has been built on the west side of our practice field. Just another great piece to add to what are probably the finest facilities for any MB in the entire country.

    Any early birds that want to stop by, we will probably be hitting the practice field for morning marching rehearsal around 7:30 saturday morning. As for everyone else, I hope to see you at Skull Session at 10:00.

    Gotta go now, I've got some music to memorize.
     
  2. bucknut11

    bucknut11 Defense still wins Championships

    thanks for being part of something so special. my friend is in the band and she loves it there. good luck with that music!
     
  3. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus

    Yes, by all means OSUMB, keep the MB info coming! We all take great pride in TBDBITL and I for one love to hear some of the inside scoop and upcoming details. Dual Ramps, Quad Scripts ... Saturday will be sweet!
     
  4. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    Thanks for sharing... The OSU Marching Band is such a big part of what Ohio State Football is all about. A wish I could be there cheer you guys on as you do Script Ohio. I was able to attend the alumni band day a few years ago and the quad script was awesome. Keep up the great work!
     
  5. kippy1040

    kippy1040 Junior

    OSUmb; The CD "A Touch of Brass is one of your best, and I play it all the time. You people are the best in the business. You make us all proud to be of the BuckeyeNation.
     
  6. MolGenBuckeye

    MolGenBuckeye Senior

    I can't be there to march the alumni game this year (family wedding), so pick your knees up a little higher for me, OSUMBuckeye. :)
     
  7. OSUMBuckeye

    OSUMBuckeye Newbie

    I shall do my best MolGenBuckeye, BTW, I like your avatar, I'd like to find something different sometime so that people do not mistake for being in KL-row.
     
  8. ashlandbuck

    ashlandbuck Banned

    And what is the problem with being in KL-row? Hmmn?
     
  9. ntd

    ntd Newbie

    I have a friend who will hopefully be in JI Row again this year

    Good Luck!
     
  10. OSUMBuckeye

    OSUMBuckeye Newbie

    Nothing wrong with KL-row, I have several friends in KL-row. I however, am in Q-row. We actually share a bus with KL-row and we get along pretty good.
     

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