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Slideshow: Ohio State Marching Band begins 2019 with Rose Parade

By Kevin Leonardi
Ohio State News

The new year is starting like the old one ended for The Ohio State University Marching Band: a marquee performance on one of the biggest stages.

The marching band performed in the 130th Rose Parade and the 105th Rose Bowl Game. TBDBITL’s 2018 highlights included the band celebrating their debut in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

For the Rose Parade, the marching band entertained crowds in southern California across the 5-mile parade route. They joined marching bands from across the country and floral-decorated floats. Pop star Chaka Khan served as the grand marshal and performed as the parade began.

For the Rose Bowl, the marching band will perform on the field facing the west side of the stadium.

The Washington band will perform first at pregame, followed by a performance of "God Bless America" by both bands. Ohio State’s pregame show will include double Script Ohio performed to both sides of the stadium. As Ohio State is the home team, the marching band will also perform the national anthem.

TBDBITL will perform first at halftime.