Ohio State Marching Band Summer Clinic


Friday–Sunday, July 9–11, 2021

Steinbrenner Band Center  •  Ohio Stadium

All times listed are Eastern Time — GMT/UTC

While uncertainties related to COVID-19 remain, the safety of our community continues to be our top priority. Research-based mitigation strategies will be employed and required for all students taking part in the Summer Clinic. Specific details will be shared with all registered participants well ahead of the event, and all protocols will be followed by students, staff and faculty throughout the event. Questions can be directed to Christopher Dent, Youth Summer Music Program registrar, at YouthSummerMusic@osu.edu.

Ohio State Marching Band at field south of stadium

The Marching Band Summer Clinic is an opportunity for high school marching band students to improve their musicianship and marching skills as they contemplate a potential audition for the Ohio State Marching Band. Under the direction of marching band staff and student leaders, participants learn the music and military-style marching fundamentals used by the Ohio State Marching Band in an encouraging, fun and interactive environment.

Program director:
Professor Christopher Hoch
Ohio State University Marching Band Director

Christopher Hoch

ELIGIBILITY — For students entering grades 10–12 in the 2021–2022 school year, and 2021 high school graduates. Students must have completed at least one year of marching band and must play a brass or percussion instrument.

INSTRUMENTS — Brass and percussion instruments will be available to be checked out at no additional cost. A few weeks prior to the clinic, those registered who wish to borrow instruments will be provided with a link to complete a request.

FEE —  $275 (lunch and dinner included; no housing option)


  • Full registration deadline — Thursday, June 17, 2021
  • Limited registration deadline — Tuesday, June 29, 2021


Daily Schedule Overview

  • Friday, July 9 — 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 10 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (lunch provided)
  • Sunday, July 11 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (lunch provided)
    • The finale concert will take place at the Lincoln Tower Practice Field (between Morrill and Lincoln Towers). This concert is free and open to the public.

A detailed daily schedule will be provided approximately three weeks prior to the start of the program.

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