Members of the Ohio State Marching and Athletic Bands traded in their scarlet and gray for yellow and participated in the 2017 BuckeyeThon, a 24-hour dance marathon that aims to raise money for pediatric cancer patients being treated at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus.
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The Ohio State Spring Athletic Band took to the basketball court on Wednesday, Feb. 1, to share some Buckeye pride with everyone at the women’s basketball game against Penn State.
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.
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.