2018 Summer Session Updates

As summer sessions approach, we have a few announcements concerning sectionals.

  1. There will be no sectional for the first summer session. Report is 6:30 but come early to get a drum.
  2. There will be percussion mini-camps during the summer session focus weeks. These camps will be on July 11th and August 1st from 12:30 to 5 pm.

We hope to see you on June 5th for the first session!

No Sectionals: April 25th

Due to Ohio State’s final exams, our originally planned sectional has been cancelled.

Thanks for a great spring full of drumming and we are excited to pick it back up this summer! Keep playing!

Sectional Cancellation: 4/11

The sectional for April 11th has been cancelled. Our next sectional will be April 18th.

Keep working on the music that has been discussed. Be sure to check out the new pieces, Mellifluous, Lie, and Blitz. Also, we will likely work on Building Blocks at the next sectional.

See you then!

Updated Sectional Schedule and New Music

Into our second week of sectionals, we now have an updated schedule for the remaining sectionals of this season. Sectionals will be hosted on the following dates.

March 21st, 28th

April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

All sectionals will be 7 – 9 p.m. For more information, check out the initial post about Sectionals or contact us.

If you plan on attending, please bring a copy of our new piece, Blitz, found on the Music PDFs page. If possible, try to have this under your hands before sectionals.

Hope to see you at sectionals tonight!

2018 Squad Leader Announcement

We would like to congratulate our five new drumline Squad Leaders selected for the 2018 season:

Jackson Archer – Snare Drum Squad Leader

Ryan Dunson – Snare Drum Assistant Squad Leader

Zach Wurzelbacher – Tenor Squad Leader

Sarah Wood – Bass Drum Squad Leader

David Cole – Cymbal Squad Leader

We are looking forward to a great 2018 season under the leadership of these talented drummers!

 

Spring Sectionals

It’s time to start preparing for the upcoming season with spring sectionals! These sectionals are a great chance for current and potential members to get a head start on the playing aspect of the marching band. We welcome players of all abilities, high school through college considering trying out for The Ohio State Marching Band. Here is the schedule and location for the month of March.

Dates: March 7th, 21st, 28th: 7 – 9 p.m.

Location: Joan Zieg Steinbrenner Band Center – 1961 Tuttle Park Pl, Columbus, OH 43210

If you plan on attending, please bring sticks/mallets as well as a copy of the “Buckeye Technique” packet for your instrument. Music pdfs can be found here  Music.  Snare, Tenor, and Bass drums as well as cymbals will be available.

Look for updates to be posted here or on our social media pages.

 

Tryouts!

It’s that time of year again and tryouts for the OSUMB are less than two weeks away!  If you haven’t already, be sure to register for tryouts and check out the tryout information page up on the OSUMB website and the Auditions page on our website.

Those who are registered will receive a link to the playing audition music.  Candidates will also need to have the following school songs memorized for the marching and playing portions of tryouts: Fight the Team Across the Field, Buckeye Battle Cry, Hang On Sloopy, and Down By the Ohio.  All school songs can be found on our music page.

The 2017 Tryout schedule is as follows:

     Thursday, August 10: Squad leader tryouts, 9 a.m. to noon, 2-5 p.m.
     Friday, August 11: Candidate Day 1 (for all who have not previously been members of the marching band), 2-5 p.m., 7-9 p.m. Registration will be open at the Band Center from noon-2 p.m. There will be an optional meeting for parents at 2:30 p.m.
     Saturday, August 12: Candidate Day 2, 9 a.m. to noon, 2-5 p.m.
     Sunday, August 13: OSUMB Tryouts Day 1 for all candidates, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Secondary instrument auditions and music/marching re-auditions, 7-9 p.m.
     Monday, August 14: OSUMB Tryouts Day 2 for all candidates, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 2017 band selected ~9 p.m.

 

We cant wait to get the season started! Go Bucks!

Instrument Checkout

A note for JI-Row candidates about instrument checkout:

As noted in a post below, drumline sectionals will begin at 5pm before summer sessions starting on Thursday, June 8th. Allison King is our percussion assistant and is responsible for checking out drumline equipment. She will be in the lobby on the first floor of the Steinbrenner Band Center starting at 4pm to check out drums and cymbals for all summer sessions. The one exception is the first summer session on the 6th when she will be there starting at 5pm.

Due to the high demand for percussion instruments the following procedure is in place for JI-Row candidate instrument checkouts:

As a candidate eligible to tryout in August 2017, you are required to attend 4 consecutive summer sessions before being allowed to officially checkout out a drum for the summer. During this period you will need to pick up a drum to use for the night and check it out with Allison by trading an instrument for a piece of collateral (drivers license or keys). After the summer session is over you will need to return your drum in order to pick up the piece of collateral that you left with her.

Once you have attended 4 consecutive summer sessions you will be able to officially check out a drum to practice with. However, you will need to check in with Allison at each summer session and inform her if there are any summer sessions you will be missing. If you miss too many summer sessions without informing her, she can ask for you to check your instrument back in so it can be added back to the stock for use by those who are attending summer sessions.

If you are are not eligible to tryout in August 2017 you are still welcome to check out an instrument for a single session at a time with a piece of collateral, but the instrument will need to be returned at the end of each session.

For all summer sessions, except for the first one, Allison will be in the lobby from 4pm until about 5:30pm and then again for 1 hour after the marching session dismisses for the night. It is your responsibility to be there to  checkout/return your instrument or check in with her during these times. Please feel free to send Allison an email at King.1724@osu.edu if you have any questions specifically about checking out and using OSUMB drums and cymbals.