November 18, 2017: The World of the Symphony
The Ohio State Marching Band took a tour of the World of the Symphony, playing the music of Russian, Czech and German composers. Through renditions of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 and others, OSUMB created images of a violin, a conductor and a treble clef.
November 11, 2017: Sgt. Pepper Turns 50
The Ohio State Marching Band took a walk down Abbey Road with a show that celebrated the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The show featured hits by The Beatles, including "With a Little Help from My Friends," "Yellow Submarine" and "Penny Lane." Visuals included a submarine, The Beatles' signature typographic logo and an Ohio State themed rendition of the Sgt. Pepper album cover.
October 28, 2017: 50 Years of the Cinema
Lights, Camera, Action! TBDBITL took fans to the movies during the halftime show of the Ohio State-Penn State game with formations and songs that honored a film from each of the past five decades. The band created formations of James Bond hanging onto a helicopter, the Titanic and Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast. Songs included classics such as "Stayin' Alive" from Saturday Night Fever, "Hey! Baby" from Dirty Dancing and "My Heart Will Go On" from Titanic.
October 22, 2017: Halftime with the Buffalo Bills
The Ohio State Marching Band brought the sights and sounds of New York City to the halftime show of the Buffalo Bills-Tampa Bay Bucaneers game. The show featured formations of the Empire State Building, the ball drop on News Year Eve and the American flag.
October 7, 2017: The Man in the Ring
With the help of the Ohio State Marching Band, Brutus Buckeye trained for his boxing debut against his rival up north. Joined by WCNI's Jimmy Jam as the on-field ring announcer, Brutus was able to making boxing history as TBDBITL played "Gonna Fly Now" from Rocky, "Eye of the Tiger" and "Lord Knows" from Creed.
September 23, 2017: The Journey West
Ohio Stadium was brimming with excitement during the pregame march of the Ohio State-UNLV game, as the Ohio State Marching Band was joined on the field by over 560 TBDBITL alumni. Together, the group performed Ohio State classics "Buckeye Battle Cry," "Beautiful Ohio" and "Across the Field."
For the halftime performance, TBDBITL celebrated the 60th anniversary of the band's journey west by train for the 1958 Rose Bowl with renditions of "Route 66," the theme from "The Big Country," and "Le Règiment de Sambre et Meuse." To conclude the show, OSUMB band members and alumni marched in the formations of four Script Ohios.
September 16, 2017: New York, New York
The Ohio State Marching Band performed a tribute to the "Big Apple" with songs such as the "Theme from New York, New York," "On Broadway," and "New York State of Mind." On the same day, TBDBITL learned that they had been selected to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade for the first time in band history. Read more about the announcement here.
September 9, 2017: A Century of Jazz
The Ohio State Marching Band opened up their home stand with a halftime show that honored four legends of jazz: Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Thelonious Monk and Buddy Rich. TBDBITL was joined on the field by jazz musicians in the Ohio State School of Music.
Before the game, fourth year band member Tim Hogue, from Canton, Ohio gave TBDBITL fans a never-before-seen look at what it's like to dot the "i" in Script Ohio. The 360 degree video simulates being in the shoes of the person and looking around to the left, right, up and down. You (the viewer) can click any point on the image to drag it in the desired direction.
August 31, 2017: The Race is On!
The Ohio State Marching Band opened the season on the road at Indiana, paying tribute to the state's great racing tradition and the Indy 500. Musical selections included "Rockin' Down the Highway" and "Life is a Highway."
To wrap up the performance, the Indiana University Marching Hundred joined TBDBITL on the field for a joint performance of "America the Beautiful."