2023 Winter Sectionals

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 3 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.


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: https://tbdbitl.osu.edu

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!

Upcoming Sectionals!

After a short 2 months, we are back for winter/spring sectionals starting next Wednesday! Any high school through college age student is welcome and encouraged to attend if you plan to tryout at some point in the future. Drums and cymbals are provided, just please bring sticks and a print out of the Buckeye Technique packet. The dates for sectionals will be as follows.

February 26th

March 4th, 18th

April 1st, 8th, 22nd, 29th

All sectionals will be held at the Steinbrenner Band Center (1961 Tuttle Park Pl, Columbus, OH 43210), located on the Northeast side of Ohio Stadium.

Sectionals will go from 6:30pm to 9pm and begin in the percussion room. Any changes to sectionals will be posted on this website so be sure to check back here from week to week!




Sectional 3/27

Here are goals set from our last sectional.

  • Building Blocks: 132 bpm
  • It’s About Time: 168 bpm
  • To Each Their Own: 160 bpm

As always, refer to previous post for goals on other music.

Another reminder that there will be no sectional on April 3rd, see you on April 10th.



Spring Sectionals

After a great 2018 season, we are preparing to being sectionals in preparation for the upcoming season!

Sectionals will begin Wednesday, February 13th, from 7pm to 9pm. We will plan to have sectionals every Wednesday, 7-9, until May 1st. Be sure to keep up with the website for any changes to this schedule.

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 print out of Buckeye Technique for your instrument if possible.

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

You will have to pay to park at the stadium. There are pay stations in the lot or you can park in the Tuttle garage beside the stadium.

All who plan to tryout for the Ohio State Drum line this upcoming season or future seasons are encourage to attend.

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!

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!