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2018
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Video: Ohio State Marching Band celebrates The Blues Brothers

TBDBITL pays respect to the Queen of Soul during tribute to the 1980 musical comedy

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Aaron Nestor
Ohio State News
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The Ohio State University Marching Band was on a “mission from God” with a halftime show dedicated to The Blues Brothers.

The 1980 movie, starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, is a tribute to blues and soul and provided a wealth of hits for the marching band to play during the game against Rutgers.

From “Sweet Home Chicago” to “Minnie the Moocher” to “Jail House Rock,” the marching band blistered through some of the movie’s greatest hits. Special formations highlighted the trademark fedoras and sunglasses worn by the Blues Brothers, the city of Chicago skyline and the police chases that make up much of the movie.

One of the drills was especially poignant. While the band played “Think,” the musicians spelled out a tribute to Aretha Franklin, who passed away last month.

Abigail Pryor, from New Albany, Ohio, dotted the ‘i’ this week. Pryor is a music education major who graduated from New Albany High School.