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Marching Band documentary “TBDBITL 141” released on Vimeo

Starting today, fans can download the video on demand

A documentary focusing on life inside The Ohio State University Marching Band is now available to watch at home.

The award-winning “TBDBITL 141” takes viewers inside the 141st season of the marching band, from summer practice to tryouts to the makings of their legendary halftime shows. The home video premiere of the documentary is available for download on the Vimeo video service in celebration of Ohio State’s 150th anniversary.

“The Ohio State University Marching Band now has more than 140 years of history behind it, and every season is, in its own right, a story of the remarkable accomplishments of our students,” band director Christopher Hoch said. “Our 141st season was an incredible journey, and I’m thrilled that ‘TBDBITL 141’ will feature our students and the tradition of excellence they maintain.” 

The documentary is a passion project for filmmaker and University Communications Director of National Broadcast Media Joe Camoriano. A former national anchor and reporter, video producer and director, Camoriano wrote, produced, directed and edited three previous documentaries: “Jewels of the Sun,” “Vanessa’s Story” and “Prodigy Brothers.”

Proceeds from “TBDBITL 141” will support Ohio State Marching Band scholarship funds. To rent or purchase the documentary, visit http://vimeo.com/ondemand/tbdbitl141

“TBDBITL 141” is a winner of the 26th Annual Communicator Award of Excellence by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. With over 6,000 entries received from across the U.S. and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals.

The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival recently selected “TBDBITL 141” as an official entry into their festival in October.

“Millions of people are familiar with The Ohio State University Marching Band as a result of their jaw-dropping halftime performances on YouTube. But not very many people are aware of how much time and effort goes into these shows,” Camoriano said. “With ‘TBDBITL 141,’ I wanted to pull back the curtain and give the public an opportunity to go on a personal journey with these students.”

The season was a special one for the marching band, featuring historic trips to New York for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and to the Rose Bowl. The Macy’s parade was a first for TBDBITL.

Camoriano and his team had exclusive access on the trip to New York and followed the band members throughout the special week, which culminated in a halftime show during Ohio State’s 62-39 drubbing of Michigan and Urban Meyer’s last home game as head football coach.

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