The Buckeye Invitational

The Ohio State University Marching Band performing Script Ohio

The Buckeye Invitational is a high school band competition sponsored by the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA). It is hosted by The Ohio State University Marching Band and takes place in historic Ohio Stadium. The 2018 Buckeye Invitational will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2018.

Presale tickets will be available for pickup on the day of the event at Gate 5.  Presale tickets will be available for purchase online through Wednesday, Sept. 26. All tickets are general admission. 

Tickets can be purchased day-of at Ohio Stadium at gate 5 for $20. If you purchased presale tickets online, they also will be available at gate 5 under the billing name used for purchase. Children six and under will be admitted to the event without a ticket, for free. Exit and reentry is permitted with a valid ticket stub. All tickets are general admission, and many seats in the stadium have preinstalled seatbacks cushions.

Bags will be permitted into Ohio Stadium for the Buckeye Invitational. No outside food or drink is permitted.

A parking map for the day is available here.

Schedule (as of August 24, 2018)

Time School OMEA Class
10:00 AM Fort Frye High School C
10:15 AM Fort Recovery High School C
10:30 AM Ada High School C
10:45 AM Wellston High School B
11:00 AM Circleville High School  B
11:15 AM Meigs High School B
11:30 AM Minford High School  B
11:45 AM Logan Elm High School  B
12:00 PM Field High School  Festival
12:15 PM Westerville Central High School  Festival
12:30 PM Ontario High School  Festival
12:45 PM Champion High School  Festival
1:00 PM Northwest High School B
1:15 PM Maumee High School B
1:30 PM Madeira High School B
1:45 PM Stebbins High School A
2:00 PM Canal Winchester High School A
2:15 PM Ross High School A
2:30 PM New Philadelphia High School A
2:45 PM Springfield High School A
3:00 PM Barberton High School  Festival
3:15 PM Centennial High School  Festival
3:30 PM West Geauga High School  Festival
3:45 PM Olmsted Falls High School  Festival
4:00 PM Franklin Heights High School  A
4:15 PM Lancaster High School AA
4:30 PM Newark High School  AA
4:45 PM Walnut Hills High School  AA
5:00 PM Westland High School  AA
5:15 PM Mentor High School  AA
5:30 PM Hilliard Bradley High School  AA
5:45 PM Pickerington High School Central  AA
6:00 PM Johnstown High School  Festival
6:15 PM Cuyahoga Falls High School  Festival
6:30 PM Massillon Washington High School  Festival
6:45 PM Gahanna Lincoln High School  Festival
7:00 PM Springboro High School  AA
7:15 PM Kettering Fairmont High School  AA
7:30 PM Medina High School  AA
7:45 PM Fairfield High School  AA
8:00 PM Beavercreek High School  AA
8:15 PM Hilliard Darby High School AA
8:30 PM Pickerington High School North  AA
8:45 PM Dublin Jerome High School  AA
9:00 PM The Ohio State University Marching Band  Exhibition
9:30 PM  Awards   

 

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