We have a few different things to talk about today, with those things being the announcement of the 2015 – 2016 Squad Leaders and the OSU Bands Night that is coming up.
The Squad Leaders for the 2015 – 2016 season are Justin Castle (Head Snare), Brendan Todahl (Assistant Snare), Dan Hays (Bass Drum), Maile Shield (Cymbals), and Alex Repke (Tenor Drums). We would like to congratulate these individuals and let everyone know that they are excited to work with the incoming candidates and veteran members alike! Make sure to head over to the Contact tab on the site if you need to get in contact with any of these individuals, as this is where their email addresses will be listed. Our percussion instructor Mark Reynolds also has his email address listed if you are interested in speaking with him at any point in time.
OSU Bands Night, formerly known as Junior/Senior Night, will be taking place on Sunday, April 19th from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Any junior or senior in high school is invited to come and spend some time with current members of the band, ask questions, tour the facilities, get to know the staff here at Ohio State, and get a taste of the different musical ensembles that Ohio State has to offer. This will include a presentation about different groups within the school of music, a performance by the Ohio State Spring Athletic Band, and student leaders and staff from the Ohio State Marching Band on site to answer any questions you may have. Parents are more than welcome to attend with students!
Students can register on the official Ohio State Marching Band webpage, and find additional information regarding some of the logistics of the event.
Hello Buckeye Nation! We have decided to begin making a weekly update every Monday evening so that you can keep with everything the Ohio State Drumline is currently doing. Any announcements regarding sectionals, new music, and anything else we may wish to communicate with you will be included in this update.
For this upcoming week, we will NOT be having our Wednesday night sectionals. However, the following Wednesday (March 18th) we will continue our 7:00pm – 9:00pm rehearsals. This is during Ohio State’s spring break, but we would love to have as many people in attendance as possible.
Just a reminder that sectionals will be tonight, Wednesday, from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Steinbrenner Band Center. All are welcome, simply bring sticks, music, and a desire to learn and improve your skills as a marching percussionist!
Be sure to head over to the Music page and download the Buckeye Technique packet, Buckeye Beat Down, and Urban Legend pieces, as we will be playing through these tonight and in future rehearsals.
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!
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.
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!