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Marching band kicks off 2022 season with ‘Buckeye Jazz Café’

Notre Dame halftime show includes extra percussion for more immersive experience

For the first home football game of the 2022 season, The Ohio State University Marching Band celebrated jazz during Saturday’s halftime show.

TBDBITL performed “Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing),” “On Fire” and “Channel One Suite,” with formations spelling out the titles of the first two pieces, as well as trumpeters, cymbal players and music notes.

To better replicate the sound of a jazz café, additional marching cymbal players and four alternates playing cymbals, toms, conga drugs and jam blocks joined the standard 24 marching percussionists.

Music education major Bradley Krak dotted the “i” during the band’s pregame performance.

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