Final Pre-Summer Sessions Announcement

Hey all, I hope you are doing well and pumped to start summer sessions tomorrow. Tomorrow starts your journey on becoming a member of TBDBITL!

A few reminders and announcements (please read this in its entirety)

  • Percussion sectionals are starting on Thursday 6/10 at 5pm. Meet outside the stadium doors unless otherwise directed.
    • On that note, no percussion sectionals tomorrow
  • Instead, students who are checking out instruments should be at the Steinbrenner Band Center by 5:30 pm tomorrow
  • For those who are vaccinated, masks are optional though indoors masks are required per The Ohio State University’s regulations
  • Hydrate well, stretch, wear the appropriate footwear, and be ready to learn

We are so pumped to be able to meet you all finally. As always, don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Go Bucks!!

Pre-Summer Sessions Update (Reminder, Cymbal Music)

If you have not signed up for summer sessions yet, please do so at this link.

Summer sessions are not mandatory, but they will help prepare you for the rigorous tryouts to come. There is an in-person, virtual, and both option so that we can best serve you any way we can. More information can be found at the link above or our summer sessions tab.

Additionally, cymbal edits are up for all songs (excluding It’s About Time & Cadence Series).

Go Bucks – We can’t wait to see you all June 8th!

New Music Posted

We have new music!

Selections include:

-Buckeye Technique 3.0

-TBDBITL Diddles

-I Spy JI

-Section Jams for the Bass and Tenor sections

-Updated Everyday Jam music

-It’s About Time

-Building Blocks

-Cadence Series

(Updated Cymbal notation coming shortly)

Percussion Camp Announcement

We are happy to announce a percussion camp open to incoming high school Juniors and Seniors, as well as to anyone who is intending to tryout for the drumline in August.

When: June 4, 6-9 p.m. | June 5, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: Joan Zieg Steinbrenner Band Center
Who: Current high school juniors and seniors as well as OSUMB veterans and candidates enrolled in college
How: Register at this link
Cost: Free to all attendees

More information can be found here:

We hope to see you there! Go Bucks!!

Summer Sessions 2020

Today is the first official day of Summer Sessions in preparation to make the 2020 edition of The Best Damn Band In The Land. We are so excited to see the improvement that candidates make as people and as players.

If you have yet to sign up for Summer Sessions, it is not too late. Visit the link below to sign up. Afterwards, you will be placed into a Google Classroom where fundamental videos will be made available. Furthermore, squad leaders will send personalized feedback on candidate’s marching and playing.

We hope that you have remained safe and well during this time. We cannot wait to get back and drum together!

Drive, Drive, Drive…

Future Sectionals

Due to The Ohio State University’s policy on moving school to online instruction for the rest of the semester, we will not be having sectionals until at least Wednesday, April 1st. We will send an announcement closer to that date in regards to whether or not we will hold the sectional.

In the meantime, don’t hesitate in asking last year’s squad leaders questions that you may have. Instead of viewing the interim time as an interruption, view it as an opportunity to work ahead. Keep bumping the tempos up, focus on the fundamentals, get new rep under the hands, and keep preparing for the summer and beyond. You are only as good as you practice!

Additional information can be found at:

Until next time,

Go Bucks!

3/4 Sectional

It’s the start of spring break for us, but that does not mean that the progress stops! The tempo goals remain the same from last week (which can be found in our previous post), but we encourage you to push your hands and get better. In addition, now is a great time to get ahead and learn the rest of Buckeye Technique.

We’ll meet back on the 18th. Until then,

Go Bucks!

Sectional 2/26

Sorry for the delay in posting the tempo goals for next sectional.

Buckeye Technique

  • #1: 192 BPM
  • #2: 156 BPM
  • #3: 132 BPM
  • #7: 138 BPM
  • In addition: #6: 118 BPM [Beginning to letter A]

New Material

  • Everyday Jam


We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!