Must Watch Halftime Video: Marching band celebrates classical greats

TBDBITL performs the music of Russian, Czech and German composers

By: Chris Booker

Published on November 18, 2017

The Ohio State University Marching Band turned back time today for the halftime show of the football game against one of the Buckeyes’ oldest rivals.

The marching band played the works of classical composers including Beethoven and Tchaikovsky as the Buckeyes faced off against the Illinois Fighting Illini for the famous Illibuck Trophy.

Under the baton of band director Christopher Hoch, the band performed Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 4,” parts of Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5” and “Symphony No. 9,” and “Largo from Symphony No. 9” by Antonin Dvořák.

The band marched in formations that mimicked a conductor, a classical musical instrument and notes of sheet music.

Mitchell Kahn, from Sylvania, Ohio, dotted the ‘i’ this week. Kahn is a senior majoring in biomedical engineering with a minor in music. 

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