Marching and Athletic Bands

Marching Band

Marching Band performing on the field

The Ohio State University Marching Band meets autumn semester only and is open to all students by audition/try-out. This group is a nationally-recognized and award-winning band noted for excellence in both playing and marching. The Marching Band performs for all home football games, plays concerts, travels to several away games and participates in bowl games. Try-outs consist of both a playing and a marching audition.

Frequently Asked Questions about Marching and Athletic Bands, 2015 [pdf]

  • Audition materials: see instructions on page 1 of the FAQ.
  • For questions not answered in the FAQ or on this web page, please email osumb@osu.edu or call (614) 292-2598.

Visit the Ohio State University Marching and Athletic Bands website.

Athletic Bands

Casual performance by Athletic BandThese bands offer students the opportunity to perform both in concert and at athletic events, including men’s and women’s basketball, hockey, wrestling and the spring football game. A large quantity of pop music is performed. Instrumentation includes brass, woodwinds, and percussion; placement is determined by audition. Selected band members participate in trips, including post-season tournament play. These bands are composed of students representing almost every college in the university.


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