The off-season is here yet again and we will be holding practices again at the Steinbrenner Band Center (1961 Tuttle Park Pl, Columbus) from 7 to 9pm.  Anyone is welcome.  Whether you’re planning on auditioning at some point or just want to come play with us, these practices are open to anyone and everyone!  The only things to bring are some sticks and a positive attitude!  Go Buckeyes!

Drumline Mashup Show

Check out the Ohio State Drumline’s new post Skull Session mashup show! This was the debut showing of the performance, and there is plenty more to come! Performances will occur directly following Skull Sessions in the grassy knoll to the south of St. John’s arena. We hope to see you there for our next performance against Rutgers on October 18th!


Go Bucks!


OSUDL Playing Auditions

Auditions for the 2014 edition of TBDBITL are less than two weeks away, and the information regarding the playing portion of the tryout for the OSUDL have been officially released! The audition piece for each instrument has been attached below. If you’re planning on trying out, please take a look at the Audition tab to get a full overview of what is required for each instrument in the audition.


Snare Drum Audition Piece

Bass Drum Audition Piece

Tenor Drum Audition Piece

Cymbal Audition Piece


Good luck Buckeyes!

Summer Sessions wk 1 Update

The fist week of Summer Sessions 2014 is complete!  Already we’re seeing a lot of effort and drive by everyone attending. So congratulate yourselves if you’ve been showing up.

First off, if you are a candidate or vet trying out again, make sure you join the Facebook group: Summer Session JI-Row, as well as the band’s official group: OSUMB Summer Sessions (Official Group).  These will help you get updates on what we’re learning as well as when squad leaders/vets are available to help you.

Second, make sure you’re practicing school songs and cadences along with the technique warmups.  We’re going to start marching and playing very soon (this coming Thursday).

Finally, SIGN UP FOR TRYOUTS if you haven’t already.

As I said in last nights meeting: those of you trying out have the opportunity to be in something very special this coming year.  This season the OSUDL is going to do some things that will put us in the spotlight.  Get excited.  Get focused.  Go Bucks!

Summer Sessions are here!

June 10th marks the start of the OSUMB’s Summer Sessions.  These will be preparation for trying out for The Best Damn Band in the Land.  Report is 5:30pm on Tuesday at the Steinbrenner Band Center in Ohio Stadium.  We’ll see you there!

2014 – 2015 OSUDL Squad Leaders

We are proud to announce this year’s drumline squad leaders for the 2014 – 2015 season!

Justin Castle – Snare Drum Squad Leader
Brendan Todahl – Assistant Snare Drum Squad Leader
Andrew Kraner – Bass Drum Squad Leader
Maile Shield – Cymbal Squad Leader
Patrick Laycock – Tenor Drums Squad Leader

We are excited about our future as an organization moving forward and look forward to working with our new leadership team and with all those that come and audition for the Ohio State Drumline! Go Bucks!

OSU Bands Night 2014

Registration will be opening soon for TBDBITL’s Bands Night.  This event is April 13th and is a great way to learn about the band and the drumline if you are interested in auditioning.  Come meet the squad leaders and a few other members of the line and get all the information you’ll need to make The Best Damn Band in the Land.  Registration itself will be on the band’s website,  Registration and deadlines will also be posted to Facebook at  We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

The Season’s over, but we aren’t finished!

Welcome to the Off-season!  While the football team may be taking a break, The Best Damn Drummers in the Land are definitely not.  Head over to our Off-Season tab to see sectional times for Winter/Spring along with info for the Summer.  We hope to see a lot of fresh faces as these sessions are open to anyone who wishes to attend.  Let’s get drumming Buckeyes!!