Video: Marching band salutes Ohio-born music
From John Legend to the Ohio Players, the Ohio State University Marching Band used music with a Buckeye background to rock through halftime during the football game against Cincinnati.
The band powered through their spin on “Love Rollercoaster” and “Fire” by the Dayton-born Ohio Players. “Love Train” and “For the Love of Money” by Canton’s the O’Jays, “All of Me” by Springfield native and noted Buckeye fan John Legend and “Trees” by Columbus-based Twenty One Pilots followed.
Huntertones, a seven-piece band founded by Ohio State alumni, joined the marching band for a performance of their song “Togo.”
Huntertones trumpet and sousaphone player Jon Lampley marched with TBDBITL for four seasons, until 2011. He dotted the i in three games during his final season. Huntertones trombone/beatbox player Chris Ott was also in the marching band from 2006 to 2009.
Some of the marching formations included an Ohio silhouette with shooting stars, trains moving across the field to the beats of “Love Train,” hearts and dollar signs during “For the Love of Money” and the Huntertones’ logo.
The i-dotters this week were West Liberty native and accounting major Taylor Thompson and Chase Rudy, a mechanical engineering major from Westerville.