TBDBITL 141 follows The Ohio State University Marching Band through their entire 2018 season, including summer sessions and tryouts in August. Viewers get an inside look at the night band members are named, how the process works and who made the cut. Other performances besides halftime shows at each home game include the band’s family picnic, Picnic with the Pops, the annual Hometown Concert and a sneak peek into “Meet the Team,” where Ohio State football players and the band are introduced to each other. The film is narrated by drum major Konner Barr, sousaphone player Thomas Unger, trombone player Sydney Reik and director Christopher Hoch. Highlights include the Michigan game, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the band’s trips to the Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis, Indiana, and the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, California. The documentary has a tentative theatrical debut scheduled for August 2019.

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April
2019

Fans of The Ohio State University Marching Band got a sneak peek Saturday at a new documentary focusing on life inside the marching band.

A nearly two-minute trailer for “TBDBITL 141” premiered at halftime of the annual Spring Game at Ohio Stadium. The documentary will take viewers inside the 141st season of the marching band, from summer practice to tryouts to the makings of their legendary halftime shows.

“The Ohio State University Marching Band now has 141 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.” 

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2019
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04,
2018
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