There are only a few weeks left in Spring semester and we have a few announcements before we get ready for the summer! First, there will be NO SECTIONALS TUESDAY APRIL 11. Our last sectional of the semester will take place next week, Tuesday April 17th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
New music has been posted under the music tab, so take a look at these warmups (Bucks Beats and Swagger) before joining us for our last sectional.
Finally, we look forward to seeing you all at our summer sessions held on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer! The first session will take place on Tuesday, June 6th. The drumline meets for sectionals at 5 pm at the Steinbrenner Band Center, instruments can be checked out from the second floor instrument office. Full band sessions run from 6:30 – 9 pm. More info on summer sessions can be found under our summer sessions tab and on the Marching Band Website. If you have any questions feel free to contact our Squad Leaders or Percussion Instructor.
There will be no sectionals on Tuesday March 28th. Sectionals will pick back up again on Tuesday April 4th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Keep working on increasing tempos for our Buckeye technique packet warm ups and start looking at the Urban Legend exercise.
Have a great week, and Go Bucks!
We will not hold sectionals next week, Tuesday March 14th, due to Ohio State’s Spring Break. Be on the look out for several new warm ups to be posted under our music tab!
Enjoy your break, we look forward to seeing everyone back for our next sectional on Tuesday March 21st from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the Steinbrenner Band Center!
We are excited to announce that our first spring sectional of the year will be taking place on Tuesday February 7th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm! Spring sectionals take place in the Steinbrenner Band Center, located on the Northeast side of Ohio Stadium (411 Woody Hayes Drive). We will have Sectionals every Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:30 throughout Ohio State’s 2017 Spring Semester.
All you need to bring is a pair of sticks and our warm up packet, Buckeye Technique, which can be found under the music tab. We will have Bass drums, Tenors, Snares, and Cymbals available to use during all sectionals.
If you have any questions feel free to contact our Percussion Instructor Mark Reynolds (Contact information can be found under the contact tab), and check our website and social media accounts regularly for updates and announcements.
Come ready to drum and get better, we can’t wait to see you all there! Go Bucks!
Tryouts for the 2016 OSUMB are just around the corner! The requirements for percussion music auditions has been updated for each instrument, and can be found under on our Auditions page.
Keep up the good work, Go Bucks!
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!
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!
Thanks for a great first summer session! It was a fantastic turn out and we can’t wait to get to know you all and help in any way we can. Friendly reminder: Starting Thursday June 9th, sessions will start outside the band center at 5pm, for percussion warm ups.
Note: if you’re coming to play cymbals, or thinking about it, come with a pair of WHITE/GREY (preferred) leather baseball gloves. These will help protect your hands from the metal.
Believe it or not, summer sessions are just around the corner and we have some important information for everyone. For all percussionists trying out, we will NOT meet early on the first summer session on June 7th. We will meet at 6:30 pm with the rest of the band at the band center. As most of you know, the drumline has rehearsals on Wednesday nights as well throughout the summer, however we will not meet on June 8th. The first Wednesday rehearsal will take place on June 15th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Keep practicing everyday and we cannot wait to see everyone at summer sessions!
We are excited to announce that the OSU Drumline will be holding our first annual May drum camp for drummers trying out for the upcoming marching band season. The camp will take place on Friday May 20th from 6 pm – 10 pm, Saturday May 21st from 9 am – 10 pm (with breaks for lunch and dinner), and ending on Sunday May 22nd from 9 am – 1 pm.
We will be doing sub-sectional and full ensemble work on warm-ups and other music for the summer and marching band season, as well as focusing on technique. In order to attend the drum camp you must be accepted to, or enrolled at, Ohio State (Columbus State and Capital University students are eligible as well), and must be planning on trying out for the drumline this summer.
Please contact our percussion instructor, Mark Reynolds, at Markrdrum@me.com with any questions.