While the football team had last weekend off, the Ohio State University Marching Band was hard at work, hosting and performing at the Buckeye Invitational, a high school band competition held in Ohio Stadium. On Saturday 33 high school bands made the trip to Columbus to compete, watch other high school bands, and get a chance to TBDBITL in action. Growing up Ohio, it is pretty standard to be a Buckeye fan and just because one does not play football does not mean that one doesn’t still have dreams of setting foot on the field at the Shoe. The Buckeye Invitational gives high school band kids a chance to live that dream by performing at the Shoe in front of their friends, family, and some of the best bands from across the state. The event also serves as a great recruiting tool for the OSUMB as it gives the high school band members a chance to see TBDBITL perform and to see the wonderful facilities the marching band has available to it at OSU.
The Invitational got underway just after 10 am and featured performances from high school bands including Findlay, John Glenn High School, Centennial, Marietta, and many others; you can find lots more videos by doing a youtube search for ‘Buckeye Invitational 2013.’ The Invitational concluded with the OSUMB taking to the field as the Sun began to set. The OSUMB’s performance began with the traditional ramp entrance which as always brought the crowd to its feet.