Video: Marching band delivers greatest hits at halftime
The Ohio State University Marching Band celebrated the university’s 150th anniversary with a throwback halftime show to start the new season.
The band performed some of the greatest hits from across its own history, including “I Wanna Go Back,” “Across the Field” and “Le Régiment de Sambre et Meuse.” The university was founded in 1870 and Ohio State has planned events throughout 2019 and 2020 to mark the occasion.
Formations included the band spelling out 150, a ballerina reminiscent of the original “Hang on Sloopy” formation and a Block O with Buckeye leaf, filled in by alumni band members.
The opening weekend featured the 51st reunion between the marching band and the TBDBITL Alumni Club today. More than 600 alumni registered to participate, including more than 520 who marched on the field at halftime alongside the current band.
The combined bands performed the famous quadruple Script Ohio, a staple of the reunion game since its first appearance in 1977. The current band performed facing the student section at the south end of the stadium, while the alumni band simultaneously formed three separate Script Ohios facing the north, east and west sides.
The four i-dotters were Dean Moulas from Cincinnati, Lindsay Hostetler from West Liberty, Powell’s Scott Eggleston and West Liberty native Taylor Thompson.