The Buckeye Invitational

The Ohio State University Marching Band performing Script Ohio

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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, and it is open to any high school band in the United States. The 2019 Buckeye Invitational will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2019.

Tickets are now available online through the Ohio State University Marching Band Store. Tickets cost $15 in advance and can be picked up at Ohio Stadium will call on the day of the event.

Bands who compete will be adjudicated by OMEA adjudicators. Bands who perform in festival class will receive feedback from outstanding musicians and teachers from around the region. This year, that feedback will be provided by Dr. Michael Stewart, Associate Professor of Music Education and Associate Director of Bands at the University of Tennessee, Dr. Eric Smedley, Associate Professor of Music at Indiana University, and Mr. Jeff Shellhammer, Director of Bands (ret.) at Gahanna Lincoln High School.

  • Bags, cameras, umbrellas, strollers, and seat backs (that do not attach to the bleachers) are permitted into the stadium
  • No animals (unless service animals) are permitted into the stadium
  • NO FOOD OR BEVERAGE WILL BE PERMITTED INTO THE STADIUM

Driving Directions to Ohio Stadium (The Shoe)

411 Woody Hayes Drive | Columbus, Ohio 43210

From the North – Take I-71 South to 270 West to SR 315 South. Exit at Lane Avenue and turn left. Turn right onto Fyffe Road. Turn left onto Woody Hayes Drive. Ohio Stadium will be on your right once you cross the bridge.

From the South – Take I-71 North to SR 315 North to Worthington. Exit at Lane Avenue and turn right. Turn right onto Fyffe Road. Turn left onto Woody Hayes Drive. Ohio Stadium will be on your right once you cross the bridge.

From the East (Airport) – Take I-70 West to SR 315 North to Worthington. Exit at Lane Avenue and turn right. Turn right onto Fyffe Road. Turn left onto Woody Hayes Drive. Ohio Stadium will be on your right once you cross the bridge.

From the West – Take I-70 East to SR 315 North to Worthington. Exit at Lane Avenue and turn right. Turn right onto Fyffe Road. Turn left onto Woody Hayes Drive. Ohio Stadium will be on your right once you cross the bridge.

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