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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. […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

TBDBITL Update: New Revelations Into the Firing of Jon Waters

It has been a week since Ohio State fired marching band director Jonathan Waters and the story continues to dominate the headlines while the controversy surrounding it grows.  One of the questions that has been asked a lot over the last week has been “what was the complaint that prompted this investigation?” Yesterday we got […]

O'Captain, My Captain: A TBDBITL Alumni Account

We continue to get amazing letters and emails regarding the termination of Jon Waters and our coverage of it.  On Friday, we’ll be running several more of your remarks, but thought that this account should be read on its own, particularly given the news of the day.As with the other letters from TBDBITL members that […]

More Former TBDBITL Members Speak

After yesterday’s publication of the thoughts of one of the female marching band alumnus whose rookie nickame was listed in OSU’s report into the culture of the marching band and termination of Jon Waters, two more female marching band alumni have come forward and shared with us their thoughts on this situation.As was the case […]

A Former Band Member Named In The TBDBITL Investigation Report Speaks

As part of its report into the culture of the marching band and termination of Jon Waters, Ohio State published a list of some of the sexually explicit nicknames given to rookie members of the band.  One of the women whose rookie name was mentioned in that report offered to share her thoughts on the […]

Should Ohio State Have Fired TBDBITL Director Jonathan Waters?

By now you have probably heard about Ohio State University Marching Band director Jonathan Waters being fired for allowing a ‘sexualized’ culture to exist within the marching band. Over the last two years the band has received a tremendous amount of media attention for their phenomenal shows and partially as a result of that fame, […]

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