TBDBITL Report: The OSUMB Doesn’t Hide in the Dark

While the Ohio State football team was idle last weekend, Ohio Stadium was not empty on Saturday. Instead, sounds of brass and percussion reverberated in the stadium as the Ohio State University Marching Band hosted the Buckeye Invitational, an annual high school marching band festival. This year’s Invitational featured performances from 42 high school bands […]


TBDBITL Report: Charity Performance and Remembering Neutron Man

When the Ohio State football team headed to Maryland last Saturday, the marching band did not accompany them. While some people online had speculated that this was possibly due to the firing of former director Jonathan Waters and the allegations about the marching band culture made in the Glaros Report, that was not the case. […]


TBDBITL Report: Cincy Recap – A Journey to Oz

For the second time this season, Ohio State performed under the lights in Ohio Stadium and just like the football team’s offense, the marching band came out firing with a show dedicated to the music from The Wizard of Oz. This was a highly anticipated show that had been in the works for a while […]


Why Jon Waters Is Suing Ohio State

On Friday former Ohio State University Marching Band director Jonathan Waters announced that he was filing a lawsuit against the university. In the complaint filed in U.S. District Court, Waters says that he was denied due process before being fired without even seeing the Glaros Report or having a chance to clear his name. Waters […]


TBDBITL Report: Regulars, Alternates, and Challenges, Oh My

Like the football team, the Ohio State University Marching Band enjoyed a weekend off last week. Even though they didn’t have a performance last week, the band hasn’t been goofing off as they’ve been hard at work last week and this week preparing this weekend’s show. After hinting at the show’s theme last week, I […]


TBDBITL Report: Kent State Recap – Jon Waters Returns

‘Jon Waters Returns’, I’ve been hoping to write those words in the title of an article for almost two months. While Waters did return to Ohio Stadium last weekend, it wasn’t as director of the Ohio State University Marching Band; I still hope to write those three words again at some point for that reason. […]


TBDBITL Report: Band Impresses in Baltimore

When the Ohio State football team traveled to Baltimore on Saturday to take on Navy, they were not alone. In addition to the tens of thousands of Buckeye fans in attendance, the Ohio State University Marching Band also made the trip. The trip was a short but busy one for the band who boarded buses […]


TBDBITL Report: Sneak Preview of Halftime Show for Navy Game

The start of college football season is always a joyous occasion for football fans and it normally is for the Ohio State University Marching Band and its fans. This year things are different as the start of football season probably has a bitter sweet feel most members of the OSUMB as well as it fans. […]


TBDBITL Report: Fact Checking the Glaros Report and TBDBITL Helps Kids With Cancer

It has been four weeks since Ohio State fired marching band director Jonathan Waters. After three weeks filled with numerous revelations, most of which showed numerous flaws in the Glaros Report that OSU commissioned and used as the basis for the termination decision, things were calmer this week even as both sides stuck to their […]


We Support TBDBITL

Being announced as a member of the Ohio State University Marching Band following the conclusion of tryouts is a thrilling moment for those who get to experience it. The moment where a dream comes true and months of hard work pay off. However, that moment isn’t the end of the hard work, rather it is […]

TBDBITL Report: Congratulations to the 2014 OSUMB and Updates on Jon Waters

Even as controversy continues to swirl around Ohio State’s decision to fire marching band director Jonathan Waters, hundreds of hopeful students descended on the band center in Ohio Stadium with the goal of becoming part of the 2014 Ohio State University Marching Band. Months of hard work were going to be put to the test […]


Despite Controversy, TBDBITL Prepares for Tryouts

It’s been two weeks since Ohio State University Marching Band director Jonathan Waters was fired and the story has shown little sign of dying down. This week Mr. Waters finally broke his silence, appearing on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and Inside Edition to tell his side of the story. ABC 6 in Columbus […]

Another TBDBITL Alumnus Speaks

We continue to get amazing letters and emails regarding the termination of Jon Waters and our coverage of it and we continue to share these letters and emails with you.  Below are the thoughts of another TBDBITL alumn; as with all of the letters and emails we share on this topic, this one is presented […]

Mother of a TBDBITL Alumnus Speaks

We continue to get amazing letters and emails regarding the termination of Jon Waters and our coverage of it. One of the questions that has been asked elsewhere during this controversy is whether you would want your son or daughter to be part of the OSU band now. We share a letter from the mother […]