2022 Pre Summer Session Announcement:

General

  • Register for summer session at this link.
  • Start looking over buckeye technique 3.0 found under the music tab, and also at this link.
  • Put together a 3-ring binder with plastic sheets to hold all the music from our website, and have clothespins/binder clips to pin pages if needed due to wind.
  • Band doors are located between gates 10 and 12 of the stadium (which is on the stadium’s East side). Parking is available at the stadium, but it is not free (download the park mobile app or pay at the station).
  • This announcement page will be updated frequently throughout the summer about what music and drill are covered during the week.

June 7th

  • Session starts at 6:30 at the practice field, please arrive early (30-45 min) to ensure you have enough time to check out a drum (this will be done in the band center).
  • Bring water, and wear comfortable athletic wear / athletic shoes.
  • We WILL NOT be having a sectional on the 7th. Our first sectional will be on the 9th.

June 9th

  • First sectional starting at 5 pm outside band doors, please arrive early to check out a drum.
  • Be familiar with exercises from buckeye technique 3.0.
  • Around 6:30 we will begin moving down to practice field for marching.

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: https://tbdbitl.osu.edu/percussion-camp

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…

https://tbdbitl.osu.edu/how-join/summer-sessions

Summer Sessions: 7/30 – 8/1 Focus Week

For next weeks focus sessions, everyone will be meeting at 4 pm instead of 5 pm for extra sectional time. Mark and a few drum techs will be working with individual sections so it will be a great opportunity to get a more personal and in depth discussion about improvements you can make coming into these final weeks before tryouts.

Also a reminder that all requirements for the music audition are available to those that have registered for tryouts. Once registered, you should receive and email with this information.

Summer Sessions: 7/11

Great focus week this week! Tryouts are a little over 4 weeks away and it will come fast.

Musically, we went through the mash up a lot this week, keep working through that. Also make sure we are looking at BT #7, To Each Their Own, and the rest of BT.

Summer Session: 6/25

Another great night of practice last night! Mark is out this week so we are mostly doing sectional work. Our goals for this week include…

  • To Each Their Own (All the way through)
  • All of BT #9
  • Section Jams (Agog, Ramified, Canorous)
  • Cadence series
  • All previously set goals

This will be the last week of learning fundamentals so make sure you are keeping up on the marching side of things!

Summer Sessions 6/18

Thank you to all that came and stuck it out through the rain last night! Here are the goals.

  • Have all of Buckeye Technique ready to play, while meeting tempo goals set by previous sessions.
  • Snares, Tenors, and Bass Drums: Look at your section specific Jam, (Agog, Canorous, and Ramified), we will likely play these on Thursday as well as much of next week.
  • Keep working on Everyday Jam.
  • Also, start looking at school songs. Fight the Team should be memorized for marching an playing on Thursday!

Let’s keep getting better!

New Music Uploaded

Music for the following has been uploaded to the website and can be found on the music PDFs page.

  • Agog – Snare Jam
  • Day Jam – All parts
  • The 2019 Mash Up! – All parts

The  audio file for the mash up can be found on the music MP3s page