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Five TBDBITL members to perform with CBDNA Intercollegiate Marching Band

January 8, 2021

Five TBDBITL members to perform with CBDNA Intercollegiate Marching Band

Intercollegiate Marching Band

The Ohio State University Marching Band is proud to announce that five of its students will be performing virtually in the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Intercollegiate Marching Band (IMB). They will join nearly 1,500 performers from 200 bands in 45 states and Puerto Rico, all working together to produce a virtual college marching band show.

Joining in unity during a time when college marching bands have been forced to the sidelines, the CBDNA IMB will keep the spirit alive by performing virtually together. This unique project will combine college marching bands from different confer­ences, regions, and styles in a single performance.

The TBDBITL students participating are:

  • Jackson Archer, Snare Drum, I Row
  • Luke Isler, Sousaphone, L Row
  • Sean O’Brien, Baritone, M Row
  • Ethan Ours, Trombone, Q Row
  • Devin Sheller, Trumpet, T Row

The Intercollegiate Marching Band will perform “End of Time” by Beyoncé in a video that will premiere online on the IMB YouTube channel on Monday, the same day Ohio State’s football team is set to face Alabama in the national championship game.

“This is going to be a historical performance,” says Dr. Mark Spede, president of CBDNA and the director of bands at Clemson. “In this unusual year when bands have been unable to perform their traditional pregame and halftime shows during college football games, CBDNA is pleased to offer this opportunity with the help of its partners.”

The IMB performance will showcase all of the unique aspects of a college halftime show including musicians, drum majors, color guard members, dancers, and majorettes.

“During these challenging times, we are excited that CBDNA, along with some amazing partners, can offer an event so positive to collegiate band programs across the country,” says Barry Houser, chair of the CBDNA’s athletic bands committee and director of the Marching Illini at Illinois. “Many students in college bands have been forced apart due to COVID-19, but the virtual Intercollegiate Marching Band will be an event that will bring together nearly 1,500 college marching band students, unified as one band.”

During the national championship game, TBDBITL will also share performances from historic Buckeye bowl games on its social media accounts. Follow The Ohio State University Marching Band on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.