TBDBITL Alumni Club

The Best Damn Band In The Land - The Ohio State University Marching Band Alumni

2014 Active Band Schedule

All TBDBITL members are welcome to join in. Rehearsals are held the first and third Monday nights of most months, from 7:30-9:30 PM in the Steinbrenner Band Center at Ohio Stadium.

2014 Active Band Rehearsal Schedule:
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec


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** Denotes Practices which do not occur on a 1st or 3rd Monday
"R" Denotes rehearsals before Reunion
"O" Denotes optional rehearsals

Are you a new member of the Active band?

Download the PDF here for how to get music and who to contact if you have any questions.

Download the 2014 Active Band playlist here!

We'll modify the list as needed for each performance, but the songs we'll play over the Summer should be listed here (pdf).

Special Message from our Family Events Chair

Currently 'in the works' the Family Event Committee is planning a large event on May 3rd at 11 am. This event is to occur with Drum Major Try-Outs. Try-outs are scheduled to be at either the band practice field off Cannon Dr or the Wood Hayes Athletic Facility. All OSUMB Alumni (ESPECIALLY the Active Band) are encouraged to attend and play for the drum majors trying out. We will also have family related activities during this time. The hope is that it will be like a large alumni picnic. We are unable to provide food, but are asking for parking to be covered by the Club.

At this time, I am asking for input on ideas of what people would like to see of this event. I currently am thinking of having footballs for older children to play, some Frisbee games, a coloring station for the younger children. Any other ideas and suggestions are very much encouraged! People can reach me directly at diemand.2@osu.edu or on my cell phone at 614-406-2864

Thank you very much,

Sarah Diemand

2014 Active Band Performances

Ascension Lutheran Church (ALC) is our new place to meet to load the bus for away concerts. It is located at 1479 Morse Road (between I-71 and Karl Road). Park in rear of church in SE corner.

May 26
American Legion Post 239
Corner of 161 &
Morning St.
Worthington, OH
Wesley Glen (Concert)
Memorial Day parade
Wesley Glen
9:30am Report (Parade)
11:30am Warm-up (Concert)
Noon Performance
June 1 Sunday Park of Roses Park of Roses concert 6:30pm report
7pm - 8:15pm Concert
June 14 Saturday Westerville Blendon Township(Westerville) Concert in the Park 5:30pm Report
6pm - 8pm Concert
June 21
Scioto CC Concert 6:00pm Warm-up
6:30pm - 8pm Concert
July 4 Friday Upper Arlington
Parking lot near Macy's
Upper Arlington Parade 9am Report
July 20 Sunday Dinner:
Miamisburg Senior Center(305 E Central Avenue)*

Riverfront Park, 3 blocks west, just behind Main Street
Concert 2:30pm Report to Ascension Lutheran (See Above)
3pm Bus Departs
5pm Dinner

7pm - 8:30pm concert at Riverfront Park
8:45pm Depart
July 26 Saturday Lakeside* Concert 1:45pm Report to Ascension Lutheran
5pm Rehearsal
6pm - 8pm Dinner on own
8:10pm be in seats
8:15pm Concert
Aug 1 Friday Mt. Vernon Concert 6:30pm Warm-up
7pm - 8:30pm Concert
Aug 9 Saturday Worthington Worthington Picnic on the Green 6:30pm Warm-up
7pm - 8:15pm Concert
Aug 15 Friday Allen County Fair*

Sign up here if you have not already done so and wish to go.
School Songs 12:30pm Report to Ascension Lutheran
3:30 - 4pm Concert
4 - 4:15pm National Anthem
5pm Bus to dinner at Kewpee Restaurant
6pm tour/march fairgrounds
6:30pm Stand and play
7pm Depart
9:30pm Arrive at Ascension Lutheran
Aug 16 Saturday Bucyrus

Gus's Grog & Grill

Concert and Parade 1pm Report
1:30pm - 2:30pm Concert
2:30pm Meal at Gus's Grog & Grill (My be Vanessa's in August)
4pm Parade
Sept 13 Saturday Ohio Stadium Reunion
OSU vs Kent State

Sept 21 Sunday Winebrenner Auditorium, Findlay, OH
Transportation will be provided. Details to follow.
Concert 2pm Arrive/set-up
2:30 - 3pm Warm-up
3:30 - 4:45pm Concert

* Indicates Bus.

Below is a Google Calendar with our events for the year. Press the Google Calendar button in the lower right-hand corner of the calendar to add this calendar to your own Google Calendar.

Questions? Want to get on the Active Band email list? Contact Ron Donnell at (419)356-9708 or by email.

Email Ryan Mitchell for Parade performances.

Active Band