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Ohio State Marching Band documentary debuts on YouTube

After pay-per-view debut, “TBDBITL 141” can now be accessed online for free

Following a successful pay-per-view run, the award-winning “TBDBITL 141” documentary exploring a year inside The Ohio State University Marching Band is now available for free on YouTube.

“TBDBITL 141” follows the 141st season of the marching band, from summer training to tryouts to the makings of its legendary halftime shows. Supporters can find the video at the Ohio State News YouTube channel.

“The hard work, dedication and exceptional performances of our students in the marching band are well documented in this exciting and thoughtful film,” band director Christopher Hoch said. “Our 141st season was an incredible journey, and I’m thrilled that thousands of our fans will be able to watch it on YouTube.”

The documentary is produced and directed by 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.”

The documentary was released on Vimeo in September. Proceeds from Vimeo downloads of “TBDBITL 141” supported Ohio State Marching Band scholarship funds.

“After a popular video-on-demand debut last year, ‘TBDBITL 141’ helped support the education of future band members,” said Camoriano. “Now we are excited to bring this incredible documentary to the widest possible audience on a platform enjoyed by more than 2 billion people per month.”

The 2018 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 defeat of rival Michigan.

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