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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 […]

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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 Last week it was revealed that Professor Houser had chosen to stay at Illinois and had withdrawn his name from consideration. […]

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TBDBITL Report: Second Finalist for Director Position to Visit Campus

Last week we reported that two finalists for the position of Ohio State University Marching Band director had been invited to visit campus. In that article we reported that the first finalist to visit was Dr. Corey Spurlin who currently is the director of the Auburn University Marching band; Dr. Spurlin was on campus last […]

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TBDBITL Report: Finalist for Director Position Visits Campus

Following the firing of Ohio State University Marching Band director Jonathan Waters last summer, the university had to deal with finding a new director for the band. Rather than perform a rushed search late in the summer, OSU appointed Professor Russel Mikkelson, Director of University Bands, and Dr. Scott Jones, Associate Director of University Bands, […]

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TBDBITL Report: National Championship, Celebration, and a Waters Update

This was a magical season for the Ohio State football team as they overcame adversity to win a National Championship that Buckeye fans will never forget. The Ohio State University Marching Band also had a special year where they faced a great deal of adversity, including the firing of Director Jon Waters and having the […]

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TBDBITL Report: Sugar Bowl

Last week’s Sugar Bowl was a game for the ages as the 4th seeded Ohio State football team proved almost all of the experts wrong as they knocked off of top seeded Alabama and completed a New Year’s Day that put the ‘might’ SEC in its place. The football players weren’t the only Buckeyes to come out as big […]

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TBDBITL Report: Big Ten Champs!

Saturday’s Big Ten Championship Game was a big day for the football team of course but it was also a big day for the Ohio State University Marching Band. In addition to being in Indy to support the football team, the band got a chance to show off its talent and showmanship in front of […]

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TBDBITL Report: A Sacrifice for Michigan

The Game is special to all Buckeye fans and this is certainly the case for member of TBDBITL as well. It is always the biggest and loudest home crowd of the year and for senior band members it represents their last time marching in Ohio Stadium. The weekly challenges between alternates and regular members are […]

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Are You Not Entertained? The Game

I know I echo the thoughts of all Buckeye fans when I say I wish a speedy recovery to JT Barrett and hope he returns next year better than ever. Despite all the bad stuff, hey everyone, WE BEAT MICHIGAN, AGAIN!! Turn that frown upside down. We will be fine with Cardale Jones. I admit, […]

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What Do You Want To See On Saturday: The Game

I don’t know about you but I’ve waited all season for this game. Because *ichigan has been so bad lately, the B1G division title is not up for grabs. Ohio State already has that crown and a berth in the championship game. But a larger prize awaits: A spot in the first football playoff. The […]

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TBDBITL Report: Indiana, Canned Music, and A Special Tradition

The bad weather and a not highly rated opponent may have kept many people away from Ohio Stadium on Saturday but it takes a lot more than that to keep the Ohio State University Marching Band from putting on a great show. Icy roads may have resulted in emptier than normal stands during pregame but […]

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A Look at the Montgomery Report on TBDBITL Culture

When Ohio State announced the firing of former marching band director Jonathan Waters, they also announced that they would be forming a task force led by former Ohio Attorney General Betty Montgomery which would be responsible for conducting a further investigation into the culture of the Ohio State University Marching Band. After months of investigating, […]

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TBDBITL Report: MSU Recap and Concert Week

I’m sorry for the lack of a TBDBITL update last week but I was traveling in New Zealand for a week and Sauron apparently did not want me to have a good internet connection to upload the article. This week the TBDBITL Report is back with a special, longer version to cover everything that happened […]

Are You Not Entertained? Sparty

Hell yeah I was entertained. Every Buckeye fan in the world should have been entertained. Of course, it was easy for me to be entertained because I only wanted to see one thing. How about the rest of our staff? Scott A good, solid win: Good, solid and then some. MaliBuckeye Poise: Two early false starts. […]

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TBDBITL Report: It Came From Outer Space

The day after Halloween, night game in Ohio Stadium, and two weeks to prepare a show is a recipe for something special from the Ohio State University Marching Band and like always, the band made sure not to disappoint. Halloween themed shows are very common for college marching bands and numerous stadiums around the country […]

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