The Best Damn Band in the Land is Headed to Oz

By D.J. Byrnes on July 17, 2014 at 12:31 pm

The Best Damn Band in the Land's ballerness needs no recourse in this realm, but it appears Ohio State's band will put its own remix on the 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

As with anything featuring TBDBITL, it sounds delightful.

Here's the band's director, Jon Waters, giving some insight at the Columbus Metropolitan Club during a panel discussion (via The Columbus Dispatch):

“We’ll start with a tornado on the field that picks up the house. 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."

The Wicked Witch of the West, true to the novel's roots (It's been a while since I've read it), will hail from Michigan.

There are also rumblings Dr. Michael Drake, Ohio State's newly-installed president, could make an appearance as the Wizard of Oz.

It's unknown when this performance will be held, but the band will perform at all seven home games. They'll also appear in Baltimore against Navy, and two other, yet to be decided, away games.

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