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.