Summer Session: June 14th

PDFs for Scramble and Nefarious will be uploaded tonight and you can find them on the Music PDFs page.

Music

  • Scramble (whole piece): 160 bpm
  • Mellifluous: 164 bpm
  • Buckeye Technique 5: 156 bpm (ghost note), 172 bpm (without ghost note)
  • Building Blocks

Note: If music is not on this update, refer to earlier posts for pieces and tempos.

Make sure to have Fight the Team ready for next Tuesday. Have a great weekend and Go Bucks!

Summer Session: June 12th

Here are updates on music from tonight’s summer session. 

  • Buckeye Technique 1: 216 bpm
  • Buckeye Technique 5: 156 bpm (with the ghost note)
  • No Joke Strokes: 168 bpm

Look at the following: 

  • Mellifluous
  • Nefarious
  • Ramp It Up
  • School Songs (Fight the Team, Buckeye Battle Cry, I Want to Go Back, etc.)

We’ll see bass drums tomorrow and everyone else on Thursday at 5!

Summer Sessions Announcement

We have a few updates for the upcoming weeks of summer sessions. In addition to our normal sectionals before summer sessions, Mark plans to have more personalized sectionals on Wednesday nights. This week, he plans to meet with bass drums from 6-8:30. Next week, he plans to meet with snare drums at the same time. Sections not involved are still welcome to attend and have separate sectionals. This will be discussed further on Tuesday.

Bass Drums     

June 13th:  6 – 8:30

Snare Drums     

June 20th:  6 – 8:30

Dates for Tenors and Cymbals will be decided soon.

If you are considering trying out on one of these instruments, even though it’s not your current instrument, you are still welcome to come and learn!

Summer Session: June 7th

Great second day of summer sessions, now time to go home and practice for next week. Here is the music we covered today with some associated tempo goals.

Music

Buckeye Technique 1: 216 bpm

Buckeye Technique 5:  156 bpm (with the ghost note)

No Joke Strokes:  168 bpm

Building Blocks:  124 bpm

Mellifluous

Marching

Fundamentals we covered this week can be found on the Summer Sessions page.

Thanks for your hard work this week and we’ll see you next Tuesday at 5!

 

2018 Summer Session Updates

As summer sessions approach, we have a few announcements concerning sectionals.

  1. There will be no sectional for the first summer session. Report is 6:30 but come early to get a drum.
  2. There will be percussion mini-camps during the summer session focus weeks. These camps will be on July 11th and August 1st from 12:30 to 5 pm.

We hope to see you on June 5th for the first session!

No Sectionals: April 25th

Due to Ohio State’s final exams, our originally planned sectional has been cancelled.

Thanks for a great spring full of drumming and we are excited to pick it back up this summer! Keep playing!

Sectional Cancellation: 4/11

The sectional for April 11th has been cancelled. Our next sectional will be April 18th.

Keep working on the music that has been discussed. Be sure to check out the new pieces, Mellifluous, Lie, and Blitz. Also, we will likely work on Building Blocks at the next sectional.

See you then!

Updated Sectional Schedule and New Music

Into our second week of sectionals, we now have an updated schedule for the remaining sectionals of this season. Sectionals will be hosted on the following dates.

March 21st, 28th

April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

All sectionals will be 7 – 9 p.m. For more information, check out the initial post about Sectionals or contact us.

If you plan on attending, please bring a copy of our new piece, Blitz, found on the Music PDFs page. If possible, try to have this under your hands before sectionals.

Hope to see you at sectionals tonight!

2018 Squad Leader Announcement

We would like to congratulate our five new drumline Squad Leaders selected for the 2018 season:

Jackson Archer – Snare Drum Squad Leader

Ryan Dunson – Snare Drum Assistant Squad Leader

Zach Wurzelbacher – Tenor Squad Leader

Sarah Wood – Bass Drum Squad Leader

David Cole – Cymbal Squad Leader

We are looking forward to a great 2018 season under the leadership of these talented drummers!

 

Spring Sectionals

It’s time to start preparing for the upcoming season with spring sectionals! These sectionals are a great chance for current and potential members to get a head start on the playing aspect of the marching band. We welcome players of all abilities, high school through college considering trying out for The Ohio State Marching Band. Here is the schedule and location for the month of March.

Dates: March 7th, 21st, 28th: 7 – 9 p.m.

Location: Joan Zieg Steinbrenner Band Center – 1961 Tuttle Park Pl, Columbus, OH 43210

If you plan on attending, please bring sticks/mallets as well as a copy of the “Buckeye Technique” packet for your instrument. Music pdfs can be found here  Music.  Snare, Tenor, and Bass drums as well as cymbals will be available.

Look for updates to be posted here or on our social media pages.