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: Schedule Update

The schedule for this weeks’ summer sessions will be extended do to our special guest, Ralph Nader. Please try to make it to all of these rehearsals if possible. The schedule will be as follows.

July 31st (Today): Starting at 4 for drum rehearsal.

August 1st: Starting at 1 for an extended afternoon rehearsal and dinner break, make sure to pack food for the break!

August 2nd: Start at our regular time at 5.

Let’s have a great week!

Summer Session: July 17th

We received 3 new exercises last night, Concussion, Bucks Beat 2.0, and Grooved Pavement. These will be uploaded as soon as possible. Along with Bucks Beat 2.0, make sure to check out the original Bucks Beat found in Music PDFs.

Keep working on all covered exercises and school songs, see you tomorrow night!

Summer Session: July 11th & 12th

During last weeks focus sessions, we reviewed all marching fundamentals to date and continued to work on exercises and school songs. Here are some tempos we hit.

  • Buckeye Technique 1: 221 bpm
  • Buckeye Technique 2: 202 bpm
  • Buckeye Technique 5: 176 bpm
  • Buckeye Technique 6: 142 bpm
  • Scramble: 176 bpm
  • Lie: Played along with song up to tempo

Make sure to look at It’s About Time and all other exercises we have worked on this summer!

 

Summer Session: July 10th

Happy Focus Week! Here are some music tempo goals from Tuesday’s practice.

  • Buckeye Technique 2: 197 bpm
  • Buckeye Technique 5: 176 bpm (without ghost note)
  • Buckeye Technique 6: 142 bpm
  • Scramble: 176 bpm
  • Lie: Tempo given on music

Also, remember that we are starting today at 3 pm! See you soon.

Summer Session: July 5th

Here is music that was covered last Thursday.

  • Buckeye Technique 1, 5, 6
  • Scramble
  • Lie

Tempo goals and pieces to look at include:

  • Scramble: 176 bpm
  • Lie: Up to tempo

On the marching side, we learned the Ramp sequence.

We’re excited for the focus sessions this week and we hope you are too!

Summer Sessions: June 28th

Great work on Scramble last night. Thanks for your work to make that playable, now we have to keep working to make it sound great. With the longer break ahead (no summer sessions on Tuesday) make sure to make good use of it. Review all exercises we have worked on and make sure you have them at the tempo goals set previously. Also, keep working on school songs and cadences.

We’ll see you next Thursday, have a great Independence Day!

Summer Sessions: June 26th

Sorry for the late post. Yesterday, we worked on cadences and school songs mostly. Our goal to play all of Scramble on Thursday June 28th. Along with Scramble, keep working on all of the other music, exercises and school songs. We’ll see you Thursday!

Summer Sessions: June 21st

Happy Summer Solstice! Due to the storms tonight we were limited on the marching portion but we got a lot of good playing in on exercises and school songs.

Music

  • Buckeye Technique 2: 200 bpm
  • Building Blocks: 124 bpm
  • No Joke Strokes: 187 bpm

Make sure to keep looking at

  • Buckeye Technique 5 (with and without the ghost note)
  • Mellifluous
  • Scramble
  • Ramp It Up
  • Cadences
  • School Songs

Practice hard this weekend and let’s meet our goals for this coming week!