Ohio State Marching Band Summer Clinic

The Ohio State University announced that all courses will be delivered through virtual modes of teaching and learning for the Summer 2020 term as we continue to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Ohio State’s highest priority is the health and well-being of our community, and the university is following public health guidance in all decisions.

This university decision compels us to cancel all of our 2020 Youth Summer Music Program offerings. Please return to this site in January to see the full complement of YSMP offerings for Summer 2021.

If you have registered and paid for a 2020 program, we will be in touch with details of your pending refund.

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 an 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.

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


Registration for 2021 will open on February 1.

Daily Schedule Overview

  • Friday — 12 noon to 9:15 p.m.
  • Saturday — 8:45 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.
  • Sunday — 8:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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.


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.


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.

3. 2020 FEES

  • Commuter: $275 — Tuition, T-shirt, Fri. dinner, Sat. – Sun. lunch and dinner. No housing.
  • Resident: $375 — Tuition, T-shirt and housing with three meals per day.

Dormitory space is limited and traditionally reaches capacity prior to the registration deadline. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis and completion of all registration steps (payment and signed required documentation).

4. REGISTRATION DEADLINES for 2021 will be announced.

Registration for 2021 will open on February 1.

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