The Ohio State Athletic Band performed a tribute to Van Halen during their annual halftime show at Ohio Stadium on Saturday, April 16. The eight-minute drill display included the band’s versions of “Runnin’ With the Devil,” “Dreams,” “Panama” and “Jump.”
The Ohio State band consists of between 250 and 300 members every semester and rehearses twice a week, while smaller groups of its musicians are selected for different types of performance. Its website reads: “Unlike the Marching Band, the Athletic Band includes all brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. Athletic Band is an open-enrollment ensemble, meaning anyone is welcome to participate. … Among the highlights of the Athletic Band are marching full pregame and halftime shows at the annual Spring Game, performing Script Ohio on Ice at one hockey game per semester and performing Script Ohio on court during a spring-semester basketball game.”
The Van Halen tribute from the Ohio State band can be viewed – here.
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