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Comment 18 Dec 2014

That said, Shaw has had more success at Stanford than Harbaugh did. Yeah, Harbaugh "built" it, but Stanford has won the North Division 3 of the last 4 years and won two conference titles, not to mention beating Oregon twice and winning a Rose Bowl--things Harbaugh never did.

Comment 10 Nov 2014

I was in the band at both the 2004 and 2006 OSU-MSU games at Spartan Stadium, and that's standard operating procedure at that game. No big deal. I actually really like being on the field level.

Michigan does the same thing, except they erect high-school like bleachers on the sideline. 

Comment 01 Oct 2014

Hmmmm, I wonder who was responsible for the show design? Though I can see why the last sentence didn't come to fruition...


A journey to Oz is in store for the Ohio State University Marching Band.

Sometime this fall, the ensemble will mark the 75th anniversary of the film The Wizard of Oz with a halftime performance seemingly on par with the heightened formations and theatrics that last season made the musicians a worldwide viral sensation.

“We’ll start with a tornado on the field that picks up the house,” said band director Jonathan Waters, who dropped the hint earlier today at the Columbus Metropolitan Club during a panel discussion about the band’s elaborate shows.

“Dorothy will be on her journey to get back to Ohio. You will see flying monkeys; some crazy, wonderful things. We will have a great time with a Buckeye spin on this wonderful, historical film.”

Naturally, the wicked witch will hail from Michigan. 

And talks are afoot, Waters added, for new OSU president Dr. Michael V. Drake to make a cameo as “the great and powerful Oz.”

Comment 27 Aug 2014

Orlas also sponsored a picnic for the band every year before school started. One glorious afternoon, we would get to take off the afternoon of practice and go to Fred Beekman Park where Orlas served up Ponderosa steaks and other dishes (he owned a few of the restaurants) and took time just to talk with band members and how much he appreciated us.

Comment 09 Sep 2013

There's this novel new contraption called the Youtubes where you actually don't have to be in person to see a band's show anymore...

Believe it or not, this show is not actually a "response" to Michigan's show. These shows are planned well in advance (we're talking March or April). All of the music and drill is written in early summer.

Michigan's band could have done a show about cheeseburgers last week and this week's show would have been the same.