When marching bands reach a corner, they typically need a wide berth to fit everyone side by side. But the Ohio State University Marching Band turns tight corners with style. Watch as dozens of band members maneuver into a narrow point, then fan back out as they come around the bend. Here’s what a normal turn looks like at that same corner.
Awesome Marching Bands
At the 2022 Mountbatten Festival of Music. The Bands of HM Royal Marines performed an epic medley of music by The Prodigy. Arranged by Band Corporal Aaron Pitman, the set included Out of Space, Breathe, Omen, No Good (Start the Dance), The Day is My Enemy, and Voodoo People, but sadly no Smack My Bitch Up or Firestarter.
The musical Grease is over 50 years old, if you can believe it. To celebrate the 1970s classic about the 1950s, the Ohio State University Marching Band performed a medley of tracks from the show, including Grease Is the Word, Summer Nights, Greased Lightning, You’re the One That I Want, and We Go Together.
During the Buckeyes’ game on 4.16.22, the Ohio State University Spring Athletic Band paid tribute to Van Halen with a half-time performance of the band’s hits “Runnin’ With the Devil,” “Dreams,” “Panama,” and “Jump.” We’re guessing “Hot for Teacher” would have been awkward at a college game.
During a halftime break, the Ohio State University Marching Band paid tribute to the legendary Canadian rock band Rush. The Buckeyes band added 20 extra toms and cymbals to their rhythm section for added oomph on tracks including Tom Sawyer, Limelight, YYZ, and Fly by Night. (Thanks Dave!)
The Ohio State Marching Band sure knows how to put on a show. To celebrate 50 years since humans first landed on the Moon, they marched in formations inspired by the great space race of the 1950s and 1960s, and even recreated the Apollo 11 launch with help from a few fire extinguishers.
March along with the Kyoto Tachibana Senior High School Band for an incredibly precise and energetic performance that will have you glued to your screen for the next 27 minutes. Nicknamed the “Orange Devils,” the group has achieved global fame with appearances from Disneyland to the Tournament of Roses Parade.
During the recent lopsided battle between the Buckeyes and the Cornhuskers, OSU’s marching band kept us entertained with a fun halftime show featuring a variety of our favorite heroes taking over the turf. It also reminded us how much we miss memorable superhero music.