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(SB Nation)   Say what you will about Ohio State, but their marching band truly is The Best Damn Band In the Land   (sbnation.com) divider line 24
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2013-10-27 12:35:40 PM
The best band? That's a coveted award, much like the thinnest kid at fat camp
 
2013-10-27 12:47:53 PM
Their final piece had me laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes.
 
2013-10-27 12:51:32 PM
Holy crap.  Haters gonna hate, but that there was some hellaciously hard marching.
 
2013-10-27 12:58:07 PM
I love that the T-Rex ate the drum major.
 
2013-10-27 01:17:13 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Holy crap.  Haters gonna hate, but that there was some hellaciously hard marching.


Indeed

I was really impressed by their Michael Jackson tribute show, which included a giant moonwalking MJ, but this one is even better.
 
2013-10-27 01:23:23 PM
 
2013-10-27 01:34:42 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Benevolent Misanthrope: Holy crap.  Haters gonna hate, but that there was some hellaciously hard marching.

Indeed

I was really impressed by their Michael Jackson tribute show, which included a giant moonwalking MJ, but this one is even better.


I still think this one is their best yet.  Certainly the hardest show I've ever seen done.
 
2013-10-27 01:39:50 PM
I bet they had to practice at least an hour to get that good.
 
2013-10-27 01:40:51 PM

mr lawson: that was awesome..lol
/still doesn't compare to Tenn's band circle drill


Um... no.

UT is a great band, and that was a hard show - but OSU is doing all those moves as the "easy" moves in their shows.  Seriously, when it comes to precision marching and difficulty, OSU is definitely living up to their claimed nickname Best Damn Band in the Land.
 
2013-10-27 01:45:04 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: mr lawson: that was awesome..lol
/still doesn't compare to Tenn's band circle drill

Um... no.

UT is a great band, and that was a hard show - but OSU is doing all those moves as the "easy" moves in their shows.  Seriously, when it comes to precision marching and difficulty, OSU is definitely living up to their claimed nickname Best Damn Band in the Land.


Especially considering they do at least 7 different shows during the course of the year.
 
2013-10-27 01:55:51 PM
Thanks, subs!  I'll do just that.

F*CK tosu!

Pretty damned good band, though.

/It's all about the []_[].
 
2013-10-27 01:58:46 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Bathia_Mapes: Benevolent Misanthrope: Holy crap.  Haters gonna hate, but that there was some hellaciously hard marching.

Indeed

I was really impressed by their Michael Jackson tribute show, which included a giant moonwalking MJ, but this one is even better.

I still think this one is their best yet.  Certainly the hardest show I've ever seen done.


Back in 2007 the Cal marching band did a fairly impressive video game halftime show.
 
2013-10-27 02:31:25 PM
Full disclosure: Band director and Tennessee fan here. TBDBITL owns it. To learn that many shows during the course of a season, and march and play them that well is amazing. I love the Circle Drill show that The Pride of The Southland does, but it's done over and over, year after year. Once it's learned, it's learned. OSU is learning totally new information for each show and performing them very well.
 
2013-10-27 02:40:09 PM
Dude dropped his baton thingy at 3:08, therefore they have failed completely.

/Was actually pretty cool
 
2013-10-27 03:39:08 PM

mr lawson: that was awesome..lol
/still doesn't compare to Tenn's band circle drill


Straight lines and simple circles harder than irregular shapes and coordinated scenes? Oookay.

You're drunk.
 
2013-10-27 05:10:03 PM
I'm an Ohio native, so I may be a little biased, but that was very impressive marching, especially since they don't do the same show throughout the season.  Our high school band only had 30 members and we couldn't manage more than two routines all season.
 
2013-10-27 06:56:18 PM

Thew00tbroughtme: Full disclosure: Band director and Tennessee fan here. TBDBITL owns it. To learn that many shows during the course of a season, and march and play them that well is amazing. I love the Circle Drill show that The Pride of The Southland does, but it's done over and over, year after year. Once it's learned, it's learned. OSU is learning totally new information for each show and performing them very well.


They spend a lot of time learning those formations.  FWIW, when I was a student at OSU it was pretty much common knowledge that being a band member added at least a year on to your college education.
 
2013-10-27 07:41:04 PM
This is the greatest thing in the history of ever.
 
2013-10-27 09:17:10 PM
Photoshopped??

/ it's a pixel thing
// t-rex was cool
/// they deserve golf clap
 
2013-10-28 12:05:42 AM
The OSUMB remains relentlessly old-school. Since midcentury, it has resisted all the uniform fads ("gaucho" capes and such), the immobile "pit" of percussion instruments, the drum-corps regimen of learning one show and then doing it ad nauseum--all of which have (IMHO) dragged down much of the HS and college MarBand scene.

Students audition and compete to get in, but everybody gets a fair shot.

(Note: it was all-male until Title IX said otherwise 40 years ago, but all is good now--very much an equal-opportunity group.)

Its traditions and discipline are commendable, and the all-brass setup they chose way back in the 1930s gives a clarity and power of sound like no other. (Plus there's the real Sousaphones rather than the over-the-shoulder brasses.) Unlike the corps groups, too, they've gone back to real (slide) trombones and the "punch" that they provide--that you'll never get with valved substitutes (as every jazz ensemble everywhere always knew).

Wisconsin resident here, but "our" tradition at UW-Madison involves reptilian-aged director Mike Leckrone, a high-step routine that makes the band sound like s**t, and a longstanding tradition of "antics" at the games and of trashing out-of-town hotels. Oh, I'm sorry: recently Leckrone has noted that he's "shocked, shocked" that those things have gone on.

/Admiring tip of the hat to The Ohio State University Marching Band--though Michigan's is awfully good, too.
 
2013-10-28 12:07:51 AM
fark Ohio State.
 
2013-10-28 01:26:28 AM

mr lawson: that was awesome..lol
/still doesn't compare to Tenn's band circle drill


Tenn's band sucks man.....sucks big time
 
2013-10-28 08:48:38 AM
Good routine - fun for the fans. We did a similar Superman routine in 1989, along with E.T.

We always liked visiting OSU - their band was always cordial, unlike some of the other Big Ten schools...

I'll always consider my Marching Illini the best... but OSU came closest in sound and style.
 
2013-10-28 08:50:29 PM

ten foiled hats: Thanks, subs!  I'll do just that.

F*CK tosu!

Pretty damned good band, though.

/It's all about the []_[].


Not on January 3rd, 2003 it wasn't.
 
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