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Big Ten football is home to a lot more than just the nation’s top two teams.
Want to pump up a football team? Call the the marching band and have several members enter a team meeting while playing their instruments. That should do the trick.
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Big Ten marching bands delight thousands of fans every fall Saturday. On Monday, a Big Ten marching band made one fan’s day, and it didn’t require a lengthy and choreographed performance.
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The Ohio State University Marching Band will lift off next fall for a trip to London, taking its groundbreaking field performances abroad for the first time on Sunday, Oct. 25.
Some things are bigger than football, and there was a tremendous example of it Saturday night at Spartan Stadium.
The Ohio State marching band is at it again. The Best Damn Band in the Land did a Rolling Stones tribute at halftime of Saturday’s game vs. Rutgers.
With it being just the third night game in Michigan Stadium history Saturday, the Michigan marching band put on quite the light show during its halftime performance.
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On Saturday night, the Ohio State marching band did an incredible dancing scarecrow during its Wizard of Oz-themed performance. See it inside.
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The Nebraska band director tweeted a picture to preview Saturday night’s halftime performance, and it’s safe to say the fans will love it.
The Spartan Marching Band put on quite the performance Saturday afternoon, and you can watch the “Outlaw Heroes” Show inside.
Ohio State’s home opener Saturday night didn’t go as planned, but nothing can take away from the Ohio State marching band’s excellent “TV Land” performance. There was Bart Simpson riding a skateboard across the field, with the Simpson’s theme song, Thing from the “Addams Family” and the Batmobile, among other fun tributes.
A week ago, the Ohio State band formed a moonwalking Michael Jackson. Watch it here. On Saturday night, it went with a dinosaur on the run, all part of its “Hollywood Blockbuster Show.” To no surprise, it was yet another cool sight.
You don’t get to be known as “The Best Damn Band in the Land” without putting together some unforgettable halftime performances. Well, the Ohio State band lived up to its nickname, and then some, Saturday afternoon. Quite simply, the band’s “Michael Jackson Tribute” was nothing short of fantastic.
At halftime of the Purdue-Michigan State on Saturday afternoon, the Boilermakers’ marching band put on a performance that caught our attention. Motorcycle enthusiasts will find it interesting, too. Yes, the band formed a motorcycle, and it even included “exhaust” for when it moved across the field. It was really cool, and you can watch it below.
Students from the Ohio State School for the Blind performed a Braille version of Script Ohio next to the Ohio State band at halftime of the game against Florida A&M on Saturday. Assisted by aides, each band member helped form the Braille letters while the Ohio State band did the traditional Script Ohio facing the opposite side of the stadium.
The Michigan band is getting its share of attention through the first two weeks of the 2013 college football season. In Week 1, it was for spelling out this. And, on Saturday night, it was for putting on a show that featured several of Beyonce’s greatest hits. Beyonce even appeared on the screen and delivered a message to Michigan fans.
Ohio State’s “Script Ohio” is one of college football’s great traditions. Well, during halftime of Michigan’s season opener vs. Central Michigan, the Michigan band formed a print “OHNO.” See a picture of it in this post.
On tonight’s episode of “The Big Ten Pulse” at 6:30 p.m. ET, Rick Pizzo, Derek Rackley and Tim Doyle discuss Ohio State’s 63-point outburst against Nebraska and why Rackley thinks Ohio State might be capable of even more. Speaking of Ohio State, did you see the viral video of The Ohio State Marching Band from Saturday? We’ve added it in this post below, as well as more details about tonight’s TV show.