After a great 2022 season, we are preparing to begin sectionals in preparation for the upcoming season!
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 printout of new music for 2023 for your instrument.
Location: Steinbrenner Band Center, which is located in the stadium (between gates 10 and 12) 1961 Tuttle Park Pl, Columbus, OH 43210
Parking: Paid parking is available in the stadium lots. There are pay stations in the lot, or you can park across the street at the Tuttle garage.
When: Tuesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for the following dates.
The first 4 sectionals will be for candidates (high school seniors or those who have not made the band before) – 2/21, 2/28, 3/28
The last 3 sectionals will be for candidates and vets – 4/11, 4/25, 5/2
All who plan to try out for the Ohio State Drumline this upcoming season are encouraged to attend, per the dates above.
New music has been uploaded under the music tab. We will be playing through these during summer sessions.
– Buckeye Technique 4.0
– 16th Accents
Get an early jump on the music before our first session on June 7th!
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!
We have new music!
-Buckeye Technique 3.0
-I Spy JI
-Section Jams for the Bass and Tenor sections
-Updated Everyday Jam music
-It’s About Time
(Updated Cymbal notation coming shortly)
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!!
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…
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.
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.
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!