Summer Sessions: June 21st

Happy Summer Solstice! Due to the storms tonight we were limited on the marching portion but we got a lot of good playing in on exercises and school songs.

Music

  • Buckeye Technique 2: 200 bpm
  • Building Blocks: 124 bpm
  • No Joke Strokes: 187 bpm

Make sure to keep looking at

  • Buckeye Technique 5 (with and without the ghost note)
  • Mellifluous
  • Scramble
  • Ramp It Up
  • Cadences
  • School Songs

Practice hard this weekend and let’s meet our goals for this coming week!

Summer Sessions: June 19th

Another great night of summer sessions! Without Mark tonight, we went into sub sectionals and worked a lot on school songs.

Music

  • Fight The Team
  • Buckeye Battle Cry
  • Beautiful Ohio (Full song)
  • I Want To Go Back
  • Cadences

Besides School songs, be sure to refer to older posts and keep up on all the other music that we have been working on.

IMPORTANT: Unfortunately, the snare sectional that was planned for tomorrow has been cancelled. A new date will be set soon. 

 

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 Sessions: Week 1

With our first session of the year in the books, we are getting ready for band season! To keep you up to date, we will be making postings after every summer session with updates on music and marching. Tonight was fairly simple but things will only get more challenging from here on so it is important you put the time in to keep up.

Music

Buckeye Technique 1: 197 bpm

Look at Buckeye Technique 5 and Building Blocks

Marching

In place movements

 

See you on Thursday at 5 for sectionals!

First Summer Session

We are very excited to start preparing for  the 2017 season with our first Summer Session next Tuesday, June 6th!  The first Summer Session will start at 6:30 pm in the Steinbrenner Band Center, and the drumline will start meeting at 5 pm for pre-Summer Session sectionals starting on Thursday June 8th.  Our Wednesday sectionals will start on Wednesday June 7th from 6 – 8 pm.  Be sure to wear athletic clothes and bring sticks and water to all sessions.  The instrument office, located on the second floor of the band center, will open at 5:30 pm to check out instruments for the first session.

Starting this year, all participants are required to fill out a one-time summer session registration form before attending.  More information on the schedule, parking, and instrument check-out can be found on the OSUMB’s website and under our Summer Session tab.

We are all looking forward to kicking off the season and getting to work!  Go Bucks!

Summer Update!

Hi Buckeyes!  We have just a few pieces of information we wanted to get out to you all regarding the next few weeks.  First, If you are auditioning for the 2016 OSU Marching Band please be registered for tryouts by this coming Monday, July 25th.  You can register for tryouts here.  The audition music will be distributed, to those who are registered, next week.

We also want to remind everyone that the summer session schedule is a little bit different next week.  We will be having our usual 5 pm – 9 pm summer sessions on Monday July 25th, and Tuesday July 26th, but there will be no session that Thursday.  There will also be no drumline sectional Wednesday July 27th due to the soccer game in Ohio Stadium.

Lastly, there are two new exercises to work on under the music PDF’s page called Zone Blitz and Bump and Run.

Keep practicing and Go Bucks!

Summer Session Update

Hey Buckeye fans!  We are approaching the halfway point of our summer sessions and it is great to see everyone working hard and improving.  We have just a few reminders regarding Wednesday sectionals.  First, our sectional tomorrow will be extended from 6 pm – 9 pm.  Second, sectionals next week on Wednesday July 13th are cancelled.

The music for our new warm up “Ramp It Up” has been added to our music PDF’s page, so check that out if you haven’t already.  Lastly, by this time in the summer we should all have Fight the Team, Sloopy, and I Wanna Go Back memorized.  We need to have Buckeye Battle Cry memorized for next week and it would be a good idea to work on memorizing OSUMBlus early as that is going to be the tryout drill song for this years auditions.

Keep up the good work and Go Bucks!

Summer Session Reminder

Thanks for a great first summer session! It was a fantastic turn out and we can’t wait to get to know you all and help in any way we can. Friendly reminder: Starting Thursday June 9th, sessions will start outside the band center at 5pm, for percussion warm ups.

Note: if you’re coming to play cymbals, or thinking about it, come with a pair of WHITE/GREY (preferred) leather baseball gloves. These will help protect your hands from the metal.

Go Bucks!

Summer Session Schedule

Summer Sessions will take place this week tonight and tomorrow night (July 28 – 29) at their normal times. Next week, sessions will take place on Monday through Thursday (August 3 – 6) in preparation for candidate days, which start on August 9th. Please head over to the Audition tab for more information about tryouts.