12:00 AM

BCS Championship Bowl Public Events

Friday, January 5, 2007

Inclement weather to move final practice for Ohio State Marching Band inside the Woody Hayes Athletics Center
Space constraints will force practice to close to the public

COLUMBUS – Due to possibility of inclement weather, the final rehearsal for the Ohio State Marching Band scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday (1/8) has been moved indoors. Due to limited space in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, the session will now be closed to the general public.
The rehearsal is the last for the 225-member band before departing Saturday morning for the BCS National Championship Game. The band will perform pre-game and halftime performances.

Saturday, January 6, 2007
• 3-10 p.m.
"Glendale Glitters and Glows" BCS Block Party.
Glendale welcomes football fans attending the game to attend this block party at 59th and Glendale Avenues in Glendale. The annual Glendale event for football fans attending the BCS Championship Game to a special joint pep rally with the bands from both schools.
Approximately 7 p.m. OSU Marching Band plays

Sunday, January 7, 2007
• 10 a.m. – noon
OSU Marching Band Public Rehearsal
Tempe High School, 1730 S. Mill Avenue in Tempe
The band welcomes the public and OSU Alumni to its final rehearsal before the game. Former band members are welcome to bring instruments and play along at the end of the session.

• 2:30-5 p.m.
Buckeye Bash Bash® comes to Chase Field
– The Best Fans in the Land deserve the best pep rally in the land and the Ohio State University Alumni Association and the Department of Athletics are set to deliver it. This year's Buckeye Bash® – an Ohio State tradition since 1969 – comes to Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, on Sunday, Jan. 7 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. This free event will feature remarks from Buckeye coach Jim Tressel, Alumni Association president and CEO Archie Griffin, and athletics director Gene Smith, as well as performances from the Ohio State University Marching Band, the Buckeye cheerleaders, and more. CONTACT: Jay Hansen, director of communications for the Alumni Association, (614) 292-9311 or hansen@ohiostatealumni.org.

Approximately 4 p.m. OSU Marching Band performs

• 10 a.m.-2 a.m.
Pep Rally Block Party
- Old Town Scottsdale
Ohio State Alumni Club of Phoenix event.
Acme Bar & Grill, 4245 N. Craftsman Court, Scottsdale
Free parking in garage just east of Acme between E. 5th & E. 3rd Avenues

Monday, January 8, 2007
• 9 a.m.-2 a.m.
Game Day Block Party
at Varsity Club West
Ohio State Alumni Club of Phoenix event.
Westgate Center, Glendale, AZ - just north of the stadium & hockey arena

• Noon- 5p.m.
Tostitos BCS National Championship presents College Football's Largest Tailgate
- Westgate area of University of Phoenix Stadium

• 2:15 p.m.
OSU Marching Band Performances at Pre-game Party and Corporate Events
- University of Phoenix Stadium Lot in Glendale

• 5:35 p.m.
OSU Marching Band pre-game performance
- Tostitos BCS National Championship

• 6:10 p.m. (8:10 p.m. EST)