TBDBITL Report: Back to the Future

Following their highly successful trip to London that drew raves from the Brits, The Ohio State University Marching Band got right back to work preparing for their next show. The football team’s bye over Halloween weekend meant that the band had extra time to prepare for this past weekend’s show. Having two weeks to prepare […]


TBDBITL Report: London Calling

The Ohio State University Marching Band hit the road this past weekend but they didn’t go to Rutgers with the football team, instead they went a bit farther to London, England. For the past several years the NFL has been holding regular season football games in London in an effort to increase the popularity of […]


TBDBITL Report: Jazz and the Bengals

After performing several one week shows to start the season, The Ohio State University Marching Band finally got a little bit of a break when the football team headed to Indiana a week and a half ago. Of course for the marching band a bit of a break means not having to learn an entire […]


TBDBITL Report: The Greatest Show on Turf

Saturday’s game against Western Michigan marked the fourth game in as many weeks for both the football team and The Ohio State University Marching Band. While the band did spend time getting ahead on learning shows before the start of the season, having only a week between new shows poses a challenge when your shows […]


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 […]

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 12:  Jalin Marshall #17 of the Ohio State Buckeyes eludes the grasp of Benetton Fonua #36 of the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors en route to a long gain in the second quarter at Ohio Stadium on September 12, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Are You Not Entertained? Hawaii

I’m just glad Virginia Tech/Hawaii week is over. The NCAA really needs to take a long hard look at what it did to OSU and make sure no team ever has to play two games in a week. Credit Hawaii for playing hard, but on a short week it was obviously tough to get up […]


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 […]

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 29:  Darron Lee #43 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates after returning a recovered fumble 33-yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Michigan 42-28.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

What Do You Want To See? Ohio State vs. Hawaii

It’s a short week. And I’m in a crabby mood because of all the whiney SOB, I mean, SEC coaches complaining about Ohio State’s football schedule. The mighty SEC. A conference that hasn’t won a title in two years and wasn’t even in the championship game last year. Hmmmmm. Bret Bielema was among the most […]


Are You Not Entertained? Va Tech

I never expected Cardale Jones to run out on the field when the game started. Did anyone else? He claims he didn’t find out until right then and there. I say that’s a bunch of baloney. He took almost all of the first-team reps during pre-game according to a sideline reporter. Shouldn’t that have been a […]

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What Do You Want To see? VaTech

It’s the game for which Buckeye fans have been waiting. Ohio State gets a chance to avenge its only loss from last season Monday when the Buckeyes visit Blacksburg and a road test against Virginia Tech. Just wondering … if someone at that school gets arrested do they get sent to the Hokie Pokey? But […]


TBDBITL Report: A Busy First Week of School

The first week of class can be relatively easy for many students, with professors spending time going over syllabi and giving students more time to get books, while other students are thrown right into it. For the members of The Ohio State University Marching Band, the latter was definitely true. The band helped the new […]


TBDBITL Report: An Evening With Nellie’s Catwalk for Kids

Most Ohio State students spent last week enjoying their last days of freedom before classes start but the members of The Ohio State University Marching Band where not one of them. The marching band takes advantage of classes not being in session by having three practices a day, showing that Woody Hayes was on to […]


TBDBITL Report: Congratulations to the 138th Edition of the OSUMB

Wednesday night, after two grueling days of tryouts, over 300 prospective band members gathered outside of Ohio Stadium to nervously await the announcement of the 138th edition of The Ohio State University Marching Band. The previous two days had seen those candidates sweating and pushing themselves to the limit as they marched and played in […]


TBDBITL Report: Time for Tryouts

It’s August now and that means football season is fast approaching and everyone is getting ready. The football team is reporting for training camp, fans are getting out their tailgate gear and The Ohio State University Marching Band is holding tryouts. Every year hundreds of eager candidates arrive on campus early to compete for one […]


TBDBITL Report: One Year After the Firing

Today marks the one year anniversary of Jonathan Waters being fired as director of the Ohio State University Marching Band as a result of a scandal around the band’s ‘sexualized culture’. The past year has seen the release of two investigative reports on the band’s culture, Waters filing a lawsuit against OSU, a search for […]


TBDBITL Headed to London!

(Note: We’ve been sitting on this information for about a month out of respect to our source on this) Cheerio! The Ohio State University Marching Band has performed in pretty much every corner of the continental United State during its long and storied history but one thing it has never done is perform outside of […]


TBDBITL Report: Alumni Band Performs in France

During my years in the Ohio State University Marching Band and the OSUMB Alumni Band, I have grown used to people complementing our performance and thanking us for performing wherever it was. I would always smile, politely respond to the complements and savor them a bit because of course I was proud of being in […]


TBDBITL Report: Alumni Band Headed To Normandy

In his weekly Sunday columns, Ken has been updating us on events that happened 100 years ago in World War I; this has been a great, informative series about a war that most Americans know little about. Ken will keep updating us on the important events of that war but a major anniversary from a […]

NCAA Football: Virginia Tech at Ohio State

TBDBITL Report: Both Finalists for Director Position Withdraw Their Names

Recently we reported that Ohio State had invited two finalists for the position of Ohio State University Marching Band Director, Dr. Corey Spurlin of Auburn and Professor Barry Houser from Illinois, to visit campus. Last week it was revealed that Professor Houser had chosen to stay at Illinois and had withdrawn his name from consideration. […]