For both Ryan and Jeremy Parr, marching band wasn’t exactly an instant passion. Despite being a few years apart in age, the brothers have similar stories of how they came to genuinely love marching band and Ohio State.
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While hundreds of siblings have come through the Ohio State Marching Band throughout its history, it is unlikely that two brothers have ever been in KL-Row playing sousaphone at the same time.
That is, until Cory and Cody Faist showed up.
It’s not uncommon for a younger sibling to look up to their older brother or sister. It’s a rare opportunity, however, that this admiration can be taken to the field.
Before the Ohio State Marching Band took the field at the Ohio State-Michigan game to end the regular season, a few senior members offered their reflections on their time with the OSUMB.
For anyone else, the trombone may be just another brass instrument. However, for William and David Giffin, it’s as important as the family that passed it down to them.
For the second year in a row, the Ohio State Marching Band will follow the Ohio State football team to Glendale, Arizona, for the Fiesta Bowl, where the Buckeyes will take on the Clemson Tigers and start their College Football Playoff run.