Sectional 3/27

Here are goals set from our last sectional.

  • Building Blocks: 132 bpm
  • It’s About Time: 168 bpm
  • To Each Their Own: 160 bpm

As always, refer to previous post for goals on other music.

Another reminder that there will be no sectional on April 3rd, see you on April 10th.

 

 

Spring Sectionals

After a great 2018 season, we are preparing to being sectionals in preparation for the upcoming season!

Sectionals will begin Wednesday, February 13th, from 7pm to 9pm. We will plan to have sectionals every Wednesday, 7-9, until May 1st. Be sure to keep up with the website for any changes to this schedule.

For sectionals, please be prepared to bring the following items: Sticks/Mallets, a 3 ring binder with clear sleeves to put music in, and a print out of Buckeye Technique for your instrument if possible.

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

You will have to pay to park at the stadium. There are pay stations in the lot or you can park in the Tuttle garage beside the stadium.

All who plan to tryout for the Ohio State Drum line this upcoming season or future seasons are encourage to attend.

Summer Sessions Announcement

We have a few updates for the upcoming weeks of summer sessions. In addition to our normal sectionals before summer sessions, Mark plans to have more personalized sectionals on Wednesday nights. This week, he plans to meet with bass drums from 6-8:30. Next week, he plans to meet with snare drums at the same time. Sections not involved are still welcome to attend and have separate sectionals. This will be discussed further on Tuesday.

Bass Drums     

June 13th:  6 – 8:30

Snare Drums     

June 20th:  6 – 8:30

Dates for Tenors and Cymbals will be decided soon.

If you are considering trying out on one of these instruments, even though it’s not your current instrument, you are still welcome to come and learn!

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!

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.

 

Summer Update!

Hi Buckeyes!  We have just a few pieces of information we wanted to get out to you all regarding the next few weeks.  First, If you are auditioning for the 2016 OSU Marching Band please be registered for tryouts by this coming Monday, July 25th.  You can register for tryouts here.  The audition music will be distributed, to those who are registered, next week.

We also want to remind everyone that the summer session schedule is a little bit different next week.  We will be having our usual 5 pm – 9 pm summer sessions on Monday July 25th, and Tuesday July 26th, but there will be no session that Thursday.  There will also be no drumline sectional Wednesday July 27th due to the soccer game in Ohio Stadium.

Lastly, there are two new exercises to work on under the music PDF’s page called Zone Blitz and Bump and Run.

Keep practicing and Go Bucks!

Summer Session Update

Hey Buckeye fans!  We are approaching the halfway point of our summer sessions and it is great to see everyone working hard and improving.  We have just a few reminders regarding Wednesday sectionals.  First, our sectional tomorrow will be extended from 6 pm – 9 pm.  Second, sectionals next week on Wednesday July 13th are cancelled.

The music for our new warm up “Ramp It Up” has been added to our music PDF’s page, so check that out if you haven’t already.  Lastly, by this time in the summer we should all have Fight the Team, Sloopy, and I Wanna Go Back memorized.  We need to have Buckeye Battle Cry memorized for next week and it would be a good idea to work on memorizing OSUMBlus early as that is going to be the tryout drill song for this years auditions.

Keep up the good work and Go Bucks!

Weekly Update – February 22nd

We had a great turn out for last Wednesday’s sectionals, and we are already seeing improvements being made!  Just a reminder for this weeks sectionals (held on Wednesday the 24th in the Band Center) to start looking at the exercises Flam Flows and Building Blocks as well as the warmup packet.  All of our music can be found under the music tab at the top of the page.

Keep up the good work! Go Bucks!