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Ohio State Marching Band Pays Homage To Gaming History

I was in the band. Yeah, that's right. But we didn't do anything like this, damnit.

During halftime at the Ohio State/Nebraska game over the weekend, the OSU marching band put on a great show...especially for gamers. Even if you aren't a football or band fan, you have to appreciate something like this.

The band paid tribute to a variety of popular gaming franchises, including Mario, Halo, Zelda, Pac-Man, and Tetris. It's really well done and if you're prone to being nostalgic, this could very well bring a tear to your eye. By the way, it's interesting to note that OSU is one of the very few bands that boasts only brass and percussion; they've got 225 members in total, though, so they put on quite a show.

Thanks, BikerSaint!

Tags: ohio state university, osu marching band, osu band video games

10/7/2012 9:06:44 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (14 posts)

556pineapple
Sunday, October 07, 2012 @ 10:39:09 PM
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As a gamer and former band nerd, this is amazing! As a Michigan fan... well, that's to be expected, isn't it?

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Underdog15
Sunday, October 07, 2012 @ 10:46:41 PM
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me = also a band nerd/gamer/athlete.

This was fun to watch. :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, October 07, 2012 @ 11:02:38 PM
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Great choreography. I never had any musical talent, sadly I'm tone deaf.

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tes37
Sunday, October 07, 2012 @ 11:49:59 PM
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That was pretty impressive. Thanks for sharing this BikerSaint and PSXE.

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dlte
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 1:03:42 AM
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hey, i was at the game!

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 12:21:35 PM

I was there too! So glad I chose to go to this game instead of the UofI game. My dad and I seldom bond/agree on anything but it was a great experience explaining all the videogames/characters on display.

O-H!

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ZenChichiri
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 7:13:23 AM
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Holy crap I was blown away! That was fantastic! I wonder how many hours went into practicing that! The part with Epona (the horse) especially blew me away.

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T2X
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 9:39:37 AM
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That was great! Thanks Bikersaint!

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Drake_RB3
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 10:38:45 AM
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Just saw this when a friend shared it on Facebook. What an awesome show.

I'm with you Ben. High School and then Marist College Marching band was a lot of fun. It's always impressive to check out the bigger schools' shows.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 12:22:45 PM
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There's a reason they're called "The Best Damn Band in the Land".

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BikerSaint
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 12:24:42 PM
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Thanks for the shout-out Ben & peeps!

I'm not into marching bands, but damn if watching them didn't give me chills & an extra sense of pride of being a life-long gamer.
So I just knew I had to also pass it along for the rest of the gamers here to enjoy too.

To dlte & LV,

Heck, if I got chills just watching the vid version, I can't imagine how you felt seeing it all go down before your eyes in real life.

Color me green with envy, LOL.

Last edited by BikerSaint on 10/8/2012 12:27:05 PM

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 12:38:36 PM

My dad went to Ohio State and has always enjoyed their band so I can't tell you enough how special it was to stand next to him and explain what everything was (though he did get tetris). Plus it was a great game in what I consider the best football stadium.

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SirLoin of Beef
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 2:05:54 PM
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Pretty neat. Doesn't make me hate their football team any less, though. :)

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Rogueagent01
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 8:17:56 PM
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Watching Michigan's flag coming down was great! OSU definately has one hell of a marching band.

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