I don’t usually go nuts over college football, but I do follow Ohio State. Any OSU fan knows that besides the football team, the marching band is also a huge draw. They may not be as flamboyant as other bands, in that they don’t do a lot of dancing around, but their creativity and precision is off the charts.
My dad sent me a clip of the band from last week’s game, and it just knocked my socks off. The band does a Tribute to Movies, featuring the themes from Superman, Harry Potter, Titanic, Jurassic Park, and others, but with applicable choreography. You have to see it to believe it.
I just wonder what it takes to come up with an intricate routine like this? Who thinks it up, and how long does it take to practice? I mean, they have to do something every week, don’t they?
I only have a short post for you today… I have another day planned to spend at the sports bar. The Steelers game against the Patriots isn’t on local TV; both they and the Ratbirds game against the Brownies are on at 4:25. (Every market in the country is getting the Steelers/Patriots, except Baltimore and Cleveland.)
Because I don’t want to risk not getting my preferred seating, I usually show up around noon, and sit through all the 1:00 games. So pity me, as I’m forced to endure giant hamburgers, wings and cold beer for seven hours today. Alas…