TBDBITL Report: Nobody Does It Better

While the football game against Northern Illinois was ugly, The Ohio State University Marching Band proved that the one thing you can always count on at Ohio Stadium is a great performance by the band. After sharing the field with the marching band alumni last week, the spotlight was solely on TBDBITL this week and […]


TBDBITL Report: Band Marches On Despite Tragedy

Alumni band weekend at Ohio State is normally a joyous event as hundreds of alumni of The Ohio State University Marching Band, ranging in age from early 20s to late 90s, journey back to Columbus for the chance to march down the ramp and perform in Ohio Stadium “one more time”. Why do all of […]


Former TBDBITL Director Dr. Jon Woods Passes Away

Yesterday Buckeye Nation lost a great man as Dr. Jon Woods, former director of The Ohio State University Marching Band, passed away. Dr. Woods was director of the marching band from 1984 to 2012 and is survived by his wife, Donna, a son, Stephen, and a daughter, Victoria; he was preceded in death by his […]

Shots from the Shoe – Penn State

I’m not going to wax philosophic after that Penn State game.  Being in the stadium for Dr. Wood’s last home game was wonderful – particularly getting a chance to shake his hand and thank him for everything after the game.  The game, though, left a lot to be desired. The Buckeye fans were wonderful during […]