The Best Damn Band in the Land Tryouts

After Erika and Laura ran the Spirit of Columbus Half Marathon, we drove home via Ohio State University Campus.  There in a hot parking lot were the Marching Band Tryouts.  Known as  The Best Damn Band in the Land, all brass and percussion. The kids loved marching around to the rapid drum beats.  We saw a young man running to his music audition portion, carrying his cymbals in a padded case.  Four hundred+ trying for 225 slots.  You have to try out every year. With two buckeyes in the family now and OSU being Steve’s and Dorothy’s alma mater one thinks about how team allegiances are born, how rivalries are formed. A lot depends on where yo live. Or move.  People have strong feelings about teams. And Marching Band music heightens pride and emotion.

Steelers’ fans not limited to just Pittsburgh but are around the world. For more info on the OSU Marching Band click here We had a nice but really hot day! Check out the buckeyes on the ceiling of stadium entrance.

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11 thoughts on “The Best Damn Band in the Land Tryouts

  1. The Buckeyes love their red….and so did my mom. I especially like the pic with the drums, one with Ohio and the other with State. I remember taking mom to a football game at Ohio State–the audience was a sea of red.

  2. When Erika was in school that was my favorite part of the football game, watching her march in the band.

  3. First of all, Beth, it is scarlet not red. Thanks Ruth for instilling even more pride in my Alma mater. Saturday is the first football game. Will be in the horseshoe for the 25th game. GO BUCKS.

  4. I was in a band – it is hard work – long practice. I hear the Allderdice drumline practicing daily. Your grandbabies look ready to join.

  5. Now I am home sick! I loved the marching band and knew several people involved in it when I was in school there. GREAT TIMES!!!

  6. Wow! didn’t know about any of this! The Best Damn Band is made up of kids, only a few years older than your grandkids!! They look so young!

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