Ohio State’s Marching Band Pays Homage To Gamers

College marching bands may not be your thing, but this video of The Ohio State University Marching Band’s halftime show during Saturday’s 63-38 trouncing of Nebraska should appeal to the gamer in all of us:

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  1. LCaution says:

    The horse, about 6 minutes in, may be the best formation ever. And I say that as a Michigan alum who used to walk past band practice almost every day during the Fall.

  2. Franklin says:

    OK, that was admittedly awesome.

    -Another Michigan Grad

  3. Just 'nutha ig'rant cracker says:


    Actually, I didn’t recognize most of the formations as related to games (so much for “the gamer in all of us”), but they did a good job on the formations, the marching was tight, and the music as unrecognizable as any I’ve ever heard a marching band do, so they get a “well done” from me.

    And I agree, the horse is impressive!

  4. Tillman says:

    I think my favorite part was how there wasn’t a symbol representative of Halo, so they just did the title.

    I’m too much of a nerd, but they were playing Super Mario music over Pacman. Which, really, is a good move since Pacman doesn’t have good music.