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Video: Ohio State Marching Band rings in the holidays at halftime

TBDBITL entertains Ohio Stadium with a celebration of the season

The Ohio State University Marching Band boarded the Polar Express and danced with Buddy the Elf to remind everyone it’s the most wonderful time of the year.

The halftime show during the game against Michigan was a celebration of the holidays. Although it was fitting that the game against Ohio State’s rivals up north included a visit from the Grinch.

The band marched in formations that resembled the Grinch, Buddy the Elf, the train from Polar Express and a holiday bells. The marching band closed out their show by spelling out “Happy Holidays.”

Music from the show was a mix of classical and modern from “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and “Carol of the Bells” to the theme from “Elf” and “the Polar Express.”

It proved to be a busy week for the marching band. They returned on Friday following their debut appearance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

Thomas Unger, from Cincinnati, Ohio, dotted the ‘i’ this week. Unger is an electrical and computer engineering major who joined the marching band from La Salle High School.