Weekly Update – April 20th

We are very excited to see everyone tonight from 7-9 in the Steinbrenner Band Center for our last spring sectional of the year.  We will pick back up again on Tuesday, June 7th, for the first full band summer session.  In the mean time, keep working on our warm up packet, Flam Flows, Building Blocks, Urban Legend, and start looking at our school songs, found at the bottom of the music page, we will be playing these at summer sessions.  Also keep up to date on our website and be on the look out for announcments and updates in the month of May.

Go Bucks!

2016 Summer Session and Audition Schedule Announced

The OSUMB has released the schedule we will follow for this years Summer Sessions and Marching Band Auditions.  More detailed information for prospective drumline members can be found on our website under the Summer Sessions and Auditions tabs.  Summer Sessions will take place on the following dates throughout the summer:

  • Tuesday, June 7
  • Thursday, June 9
  • Tuesday, June 14
  • Thursday, June 16
  • Tuesday, June 21
  • Thursday, June 23
  • Tuesday, June 28
  • Thursday, June 30
  • Tuesday, July 5
  • Thursday, July 7
  • Tuesday, July 12
  • Thursday, July 14
  • Tuesday, July 19
  • Thursday, July 21
  • Monday, July 25
  • Tuesday, July 26
  • Tuesday, August 2
  • Wednesday, August 3
  • Thursday, August 4
  • Monday, August 8
  • Tuesday, August 9

2016 Auditions will take place from Friday August 12th – Monday August 15th.

All of this information regarding 2016 Summer Sessions and Auditions can also be found on OSUMB’s website.

Wednesday, March 30th Sectionals Cancelled

Unfortunately our percussion instructor will be out of town for our sectionals  tomorrow March 30th, so we have decided to cancel them.  We will pick back up with sectionals next Wednesday, April 6th.  Remember to keep working on the exercises in the Buckeye Technique packet, Flam Flows, and Building Blocks which can be found under our music tab.

Go Bucks!

2016 Season Squad Leader Announcement

Congratulations to the new squad leaders of the drumline for the 2016 season:

 

Brendan Todahl – Snare Drum Squad Leader

Jacob Keverline – Snare Drum Assistant Squad Leader

Alex Repke – Tenor Squad Leader

Chad Selmek – Bass Drum Squad Leader

Megan Snide – Cymbal Squad Leader

 

We are excited for the upcoming season under the leadership of these five individuals! We have updated the Contact page if you need to get in contact with them.

Go Bucks!

Weekly Update – February 29th

Sectionals last Wednesday went really well! It’s great to see improvements in those returning each week.  Just a reminder that there will be no sectionals this week on Wednesday March 2nd.  We will resume weekly sectionals next Wednesday, the 9th.  In the meantime, keep working on exercises in the Buckeye Technique packet, Flam Flows, and Building Blocks.

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!

Winter Sectionals

Ohio State Drumline’s winter sectionals will begin Wednesday February 10th, from 7-9pm in The Steinbrenner Band Center located in the NorthEast side of Ohio Stadium (411 Woody Hayes Drive).  Sectionals will be held here weekly for the entirety of spring semester.  All you need is a pair of sticks and it would be a good idea to have the warmups, which can be found under the music tab, either printed out or available on an ipad to play along with.

If you have any questions feel free to contact our percussion instructor Mark Reynolds or our student squad leaders Brendan Tohdal and Alex Repke.  Our contact Information can be found under the contact tab.

We are looking forward to seeing you all at sectionals.  Go Bucks!

Tryout and Early Housing Information

Auditions are less than seven days away, and veterans and candidates are gearing up to earn their spots in the OSUDL.

Candidate days will take place on Sunday and Monday (August 9th and 10th respectively) with registration opening up at 12:00 pm and running up until 2:00 pm. Registration for candidate days will take place in the lobby of the Steinbrenner Band Center.

See the attached Audition Schedule 2015 for full schedule of all four days of auditions, and head over to the Auditions tab for more information about the tryout process.

Students are also eligible for early housing during and after the audition process, and is highly recommended for students commuting to the auditions. Take a look at the Housing Letter provided by the university for more information on the costs associated with early move in and who to contact for more information.

 

Good luck, and go Bucks!

Audition Schedule 2015

Housing Letter

Summer Session Schedule

Summer Sessions will take place this week tonight and tomorrow night (July 28 – 29) at their normal times. Next week, sessions will take place on Monday through Thursday (August 3 – 6) in preparation for candidate days, which start on August 9th. Please head over to the Audition tab for more information about tryouts.

2015 Playing Audition Information

Auditions for the OSUDL are right around the corner (August 9 – 12) and the playing audition information has been completed. Students auditioning will be asked to play a number of warmups and written pieces to their choice within the tempo maps provided. Sight reading will also be included in the audition. There will not be a met in the room for the audition.

 

The playing audition will take place in the morning block of the first day of Auditions (August 11th). Candidates will play alone in front of an adjudicator from outside the band program for 10 minutes, being asked to perform everything listed below in the Audition Packet. The music does not need to be memorized.

 

Please register for tryouts!

 

Snare candidates will be expected to play:

2015 Audition Piece
Buckeye Technique #1 – (8-8-16) 3 times @ 182 to 212 BPM
Buckeye Technique #2 – 3 times, the 1st as written, the 2nd with a crescendo on the 16th notes, and the 3rd with a decrescendo on the 16th notes @ 156+ BPM
Buckeye Technique #5 – 2 times @ 132+ BPM
Buckeye Technique #7 – 1 time @ 144+ BPM
Jupiter Warmup – A to the end @ 82 BPM
Building Blocks Warmup – 1 time @ 108+ BPM
2015 Audition Packet – Snare

Bass candidates will be expected to play:

2015 Audition Piece
Buckeye Technique #1 – (8-8-16) 3 times @ 182 to 212 BPM
Buckeye Technique #2 – 3 times, the 1st as written, the 2nd with a crescendo on the 16th notes, and the 3rd with a decrescendo on the 16th notes @ 156+ BPM
Buckeye Technique #5 – 2 times @ 132+ BPM
Buckeye Technique #7 – 1 time @ 144+ BPM
Jupiter Warmup – A to the end @ 82 BPM
Building Blocks Warmup – 1 time @ 108+ BPM
2015 Audition Packet – Bass

Tenor candidates will be expected to play:

2015 Audition Piece
Buckeye Technique #1 – (8-8-16) 3 times @ 182 to 212 BPM
Buckeye Technique #2 – 3 times, the 1st as written, the 2nd with a crescendo on the 16th notes, and the 3rd with a decrescendo on the 16th notes @ 156+ BPM
Buckeye Technique #5 – 2 times @ 132+ BPM
Buckeye Technique #7 – 1 time @ 144+ BPM
Jupiter Warmup – A to the end @ 82 BPM
Building Blocks Warmup – 1 time @ 108+ BPM
2015 Audition Packet – Tenor

Cymbal candidates will be expected to play:

2015 Audition Piece
Buckeye Technique #5 – 2 times @ 132+ BPM
Buckeye Technique #7 – 1 time @ 144+ BPM
Jupiter Warmup – A to the end @ 82 BPM
Building Blocks Warmup – 1 time @ 108+ BPM through measure 36
Demonstration of basic cymbal techniques – regular crash, scoops, chokes, dings, edge taps, sizzles, and hi-hats
2015 Audition Packet – Cymbals