Summer Sessions: Week of 7/31

The tryout sheet is now available! Sign up for tryouts here if you have not already.

Music

  • Long Beautiful Ohio must be memorized for today (m. 13 – end).
  • Natty Jam
    • We need to be able to play through the entire thing, top to bottom as not only is this part of the music audition, but will be one of the first things we do day one after the band is made.
  • Tempo goals for Bucks Tech 10 – for the sections in the audition music, it is important that you choose a tempo where you are not sacrificing quality and rhythm for speed alone:
    • #1 at 212
    • #2 at 186
    • #3 at 172
    • #4 at 172
    • #5 at 124
    • #6 at 130
    • #7 at 186
    • #8 at 192
    • #9 at 172
  • Short Rib Rolls @ 192
  • Gum Ball @ marked tempo
  • Ohio State of Mind @ marked tempo
  • Everything else on the website minus
    • OSU Paradiddles
    • Snare Jam

 

Marching

  • Mock tryouts.
  • Focus week: Tuesday Wednesday, Thursday 5:00 – 9:00.

 

GO BUCKS!

Summer Sessions: Week of 7/24

****Due to OSUMB performance with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, sessions will take place on Tuesday, 7/25, and Wednesday, 7/26.

 

Music

At this point, most, if not all, music on the website should be known for those planning on trying out for the band. While we may not have touched absolutely everything, it is imperative that members know the repertoire for the season to come. That said, the short-term focus should consist of:

  • All of Natty Jam
  • Short Rib Rolls
  • Gumball – marked tempo
  • Ohio State of Mind – marked tempo
  • BT10 5,6,9
    • While we are continually pushing the tempo here, it is vital that you find a tempo in which you can balance speed with quality for your own play should these exercises be chosen for the music tryout.

Required Memorized Music:

  • Fight the Team
  • Short Beautiful Ohio
  • Buckeye Battle Cry
  • Hang on Sloopy
  • Down by the OHIO for (7/25)
  • Beautiful Ohio for 8/1 (tryout drill song)

 

Marching

We have now learned all of the marching fundamentals utilized by The Ohio State Marching Band. Therefore, this week will look like:

  • Review fundamentals from weeks 1-3 (7/25)
  • Review fundamentals from weeks 4,6,7 (7/26)

The following two weeks will all be mock tryout sessions with next week (7/31) being a focus week.

 

GO BUCKS!

Summer Sessions: Week of 7/3

This week is a focus week, meaning all of our marching time will be sent reviewing the past month of fundamentals. This is a great opportunity for out of state students to attend and get a crash course on everything we have learned so far.

Music

Our music goals stay mostly the same as last week as we spent lots of time on fundamentals last week. Keep expanding on the music additionally to last weeks goals. We will be playing Natty Jam this week.

Marching

New Skills:

  • Review fundamentals (weeks 1-2) (7/5)
  • Review fundamentals (weeks 3-4) (7/6)

Past Skills:

  • June 29: Obliques, side-steps/step-sides, up-step-turn, bow-tie drill (6/29)
  • June 27: 6-to-5, adjusted step, backward adjusted step, slow turn,Short “Beautiful Ohio” memorized (m. 13, optional cut to m. 61) (6/27)
  • Lateral slides, backward lateral slides, horn slides, “Fight the Team” memorized (6/22)
  • Backwards marching, slide TTR (6/20)
  • Regular TTR, box TTR, countdown drill (6/15)
  • Flanks, *flashes, step-forward about face, box drill (6/13)
  • Mark time, mark time drill, 8-to-5, marching and playing (6/8)
  • In-place movements (attention, directional facings, chair step, **horns up, **horns down, posture) (6/6)

*denotes skill only utilized by brass performers, **not utilized by snare drummers

Summer Sessions: Week of 6/26

Music:

Natty Jam up to the tempo change (m. 38).

Building Blocks – We have been working the entire exercise in the 110-112 range. This will increase with time.

Gumball at 115 BPM.

Have Short Beautiful Ohio memorized for Thursday!

  • Beautiful Ohio is found in the Full Scores section of the Music PDF’s page.
  • Short BO starts at bar 13 and cuts to bar 61 at bar 28.
  • 13-28, 61-end.

Anything from past weeks.

 

Marching:

New Skills:

  • June 27: 6-to-5, adjusted step, backward adjusted step, slow turn,Short “Beautiful Ohio” memorized (m. 13, optional cut to m. 61) (6/27)
  • June 29: Obliques, side-steps/step-sides, up-step-turn, bow-tie drill (6/29)

Past Skills:

  • Lateral slides, backward lateral slides, horn slides, “Fight the Team” memorized (6/22)
  • Backwards marching, slide TTR (6/20)
  • Regular TTR, box TTR, countdown drill (6/15)
  • Flanks, *flashes, step-forward about face, box drill (6/13)
  • Mark time, mark time drill, 8-to-5, marching and playing (6/8)
  • In-place movements (attention, directional facings, chair step, **horns up, **horns down, posture) (6/6)

*denotes skill only utilized by brass performers, **not utilized by snare drummers

 

Message to New Students:

While this may seem like an overwhelming amount of information to have missed out on, it is never too late to join us for summer sessions! The goal of these sessions is to learn and grow as a player, performer, and marcher. We can catch you up quickly to get you up to speed with the curriculum. Students need not to feel discouraged by missing any number of sessions as we have plenty of squad leaders and veteran members who are happy and willing to bring you up to speed. Do not be discouraged if you are unable to meet the playing goals; the point of these sessions is to grow!

Out of State/Unable to Attend:

Don’t worry about being left behind! Our veteran marching band members will help get you caught up on the fundamentals taught throughout the summer. This summer, we are offering two Focus Weeks (July 5-7 and August 1-3) that each will provide a review of music and marching fundamentals, so you can catch up without having to attend sessions over multiple weeks.

Our virtual Summer Sessions, returning in 2023, are also a tremendous opportunity to learn our marching and playing style from anywhere in the world. You can also upload a video of yourself marching to YouTube and our squad leaders will review it and give you feedback. Please send videos, unlisted, to squad leader emails below. It is suggested that students send videos of fundamentals grouped by the weekly schedule.

 

Marching Fundamental Instructional Videos:

BassTenorsCymbalsSnare Drum

 

Any questions, comments or concerns or marching/playing videos can be directed to:

Ryan Harris (Snare SL)Justin Williams (Snare ASL)

Caleb Richardson (Tenor SL)Andrew Haines (Bass ASL)Abby Dickman (Cymbals ASL)

FAQ

 

GO BUCKS!

Summer Sessions: Week of 9/19

Music:

Our music goals stay mostly the same from last Thursday to this coming Tuesday:

Goals for 6/19:

Natty Jam up to the tempo change (m. 38)

Bucks Tech 10: 1-6

  • Exercise #1 at 212 BPM
  • Exercise #3 at 174 BPM
  • Exercise #5 at 112 BPM
  • Exercise #6 at 108 BPM

Gumball at 110 BPM

Building Blocks at 100

  • We delve further into building blocks this past week with a focus on correct timing. Once you know your rhythms are correct and consistent throughout the exercise, increase tempo.

Fight the Team must be memorized for Thursday!

 

Marching:

New Skills:

  • Backwards marching, slide TTR (6/20)
  • Lateral slides, backward lateral slides, horn slides, “Fight the Team” memorized (6/22)

Past Skills:

  • Regular TTR, box TTR, countdown drill (6/15)
  • Flanks, *flashes, step-forward about face, box drill (6/13)
  • Mark time, mark time drill, 8-to-5, marching and playing (6/8)
  • In-place movements (attention, directional facings, chair step, **horns up, **horns down, posture) (6/6)
*denotes skill only utilized by brass performers, **not utilized by snare drummers

 

Message to New Students:

While this may seem like an overwhelming amount of information to have missed out on, it is never too late to join us for summer sessions! The goal of these sessions is to learn and grow as a player, performer, and marcher. We can catch you up quickly to get you up to speed with the curriculum. Students need not to feel discouraged by missing any number of sessions as we have plenty of squad leaders and veteran members who are happy and willing to bring you up to speed. Do not be discouraged if you are unable to meet the playing goals; the point of these sessions is to grow!

Out of State/Unable to Attend:

Don’t worry about being left behind! Our veteran marching band members will help get you caught up on the fundamentals taught throughout the summer. This summer, we are offering two Focus Weeks (July 5-7 and August 1-3) that each will provide a review of music and marching fundamentals, so you can catch up without having to attend sessions over multiple weeks.

Our virtual Summer Sessions, returning in 2023, are also a tremendous opportunity to learn our marching and playing style from anywhere in the world. You can also upload a video of yourself marching to YouTube and our squad leaders will review it and give you feedback. Please send videos, unlisted, to squad leader emails below. It is suggested that students send videos of fundamentals grouped by the weekly schedule.

 

Marching Fundamental Instructional Videos:

BassTenorsCymbalsSnare Drum

 

Any questions, comments or concerns or marching/playing videos can be directed to:

Ryan Harris (Snare SL)Justin Williams (Snare ASL)

Caleb Richardson (Tenor SL)Andrew Haines (Bass ASL)Abby Dickman (Cymbals ASL)

FAQ

 

GO BUCKS!

Summer Sessions: Week of 6/12

Music:

This week, and all remaining weeks, we will be starting outside the band center at 5:00 pm in sectionals. All candidates and veterans are encouraged to arrive earlier to setup and warm their hands before the downbeat. As a reminder, all music on the drumline website should be printed in a binder with plastic sleeves and binder clips or downloaded onto an iPad/tablet.

Goals for 6/15:

Bucks Tech 10: 1-6

  • Exercise #1 at 212 BPM
  • Exercise #3 at 174 BPM
  • Exercise #5 at 112 BPM
  • Exercise #6 at 108 BPM

Gumball at 110 BPM

Building Blocks at 100 BPM

Everything from past weeks.

For Tuesday, we will play Natty Jam up to bar 38.

 

Goals for 6/13:

  • Bucks Tech 10: 1-6
    • Exercise #1 tempo of 200 BPM
    • Exercise #5 at 112 BPM
  • Ohio State of Mind: written tempo
  • Building Blocks: learned and ready to play
  • Become more familiar with school songs, namely Fight the Team

Practice with a metronome and the sheet music 90% of the time, even when music is memorized. Excellence comes from the details!

Marching:

New skills:

  • Flanks, *flashes, step-forward about face, box drill (6/13)
  • Regular TTR, box TTR, countdown drill (6/15)

Skills from past weeks:

  • In-place movements (attention, directional facings, chair step, **horns up, **horns down, posture) (6/6)
  • Mark time, mark time drill, 8-to-5, marching and playing (6/8)
*denotes skill only utilized by brass performers, **not utilized by snare drummers

Message to New Students:

While this may seem like an overwhelming amount of information to have missed out on, it is never too late to join us for summer sessions! The goal of these sessions is to learn and grow as a player, performer, and marcher. We can catch you up quickly to get you up to speed with the curriculum. Students need not to feel discouraged by missing any number of sessions as we have plenty of squad leaders and veteran members who are happy and willing to bring you up to speed. Do not be discouraged if you are unable to meet the playing goals; the point of these sessions is to grow!

Out of State/Unable to Attend:

Don’t worry about being left behind! Our veteran marching band members will help get you caught up on the fundamentals taught throughout the summer. This summer, we are offering two Focus Weeks (July 5-7 and August 1-3) that each will provide a review of music and marching fundamentals, so you can catch up without having to attend sessions over multiple weeks.

Our virtual Summer Sessions, returning in 2023, are also a tremendous opportunity to learn our marching and playing style from anywhere in the world. You can also upload a video of yourself marching to YouTube and our squad leaders will review it and give you feedback. Please send videos, unlisted, to squad leader emails below. It is suggested that students send videos of fundamentals grouped by the weekly schedule.

 

Marching Fundamental Instructional Videos:

Bass, Tenors, Cymbals, Snare Drum

 

Any questions, comments or concerns or marching/playing videos can be directed to:

Ryan Harris (Snare SL), Justin Williams (Snare ASL)

Caleb Richardson (Tenor SL), Andrew Haines (Bass ASL), Abby Dickman (Cymbals ASL)

FAQ’s

 

GO BUCKS!

2023 Summer Sessions Info

Please be prepared to bring the following items:

  • Sticks/mallets
  • 3-ring binder with clear sleeves to put music in
  • Printouts of music for 2023 for your instrument (see music tab)
  • Water
  • Athletic shoes and attire

Location: Steinbrenner Band Center, which is located in the stadium (between gates 10 and 12) 1961 Tuttle Park Pl, Columbus, OH 43210

  • We will grab instruments from the band center and walk down to Lincoln Tower Field.

Parking: Paid parking is available in the stadium lots. There are pay stations in the lot, or you can park across the street at the Tuttle garage.

When: Tuesday (6/6) starting at 6:30 pm (going forward the rest of the summer, the drumline will begin at 5:00 outside the band center).

All who plan to try out for the Ohio State Drumline this upcoming season are encouraged to attend.

GO BUCKS!

2023 Winter Sectionals

After a great 2022 season, we are preparing to begin sectionals in preparation for the upcoming season!

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 printout of new music for 2023 for your instrument.

Location: Steinbrenner Band Center, which is located in the stadium (between gates 10 and 12) 1961 Tuttle Park Pl, Columbus, OH 43210

Parking: Paid parking is available in the stadium lots. There are pay stations in the lot, or you can park across the street at the Tuttle garage.

When: Tuesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for the following dates.

The first 3 sectionals will be for candidates (high school seniors or those who have not made the band before) – 2/21, 2/28, 3/28

The last 3 sectionals will be for candidates and vets – 4/11, 4/25, 5/2

All who plan to try out for the Ohio State Drumline this upcoming season are encouraged to attend, per the dates above.

GO BUCKS!

New Music Uploaded

New music has been uploaded under the music tab. We will be playing through these during summer sessions.

– Buckeye Technique 4.0

– 16th Accents

– Griddy

Get an early jump on the music before our first session on June 7th!