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Must Watch: Ohio State Marching Band Salutes 'Superman' & More

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October 28, 2013
Source: THR

Superman

Unless you're a marching band enthusiast, you might not know that the Ohio State Marching Band is known as the "Best Damn Band in the Land," and one of the few all-brass and percussion bands in the country. Now we get a sense as to why that's the case with the video of their halftime show during the Ohio State-Penn State football game this past weekend. The band decided to pay tribute to Hollywood blockbusters like Superman, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter and more with some truly incredible and mesmerizing formations that come to life across the entire football field. Seriously, this is impressive as hell.

Here's Ohio State's tribute to blockbuster movies via The Hollywood Reporter:

Following Superman, it took me awhile to realize what film they were doing next, but it's hard to mistake the Eye of Sauron and that villainous marching theme from Lord of the Rings. The formation of the Quidditch player grabbing the Golden Snitch for Harry Potter is just awesome, but that T-Rex eating one of the band members is unbelievable. And it wouldn't be a college football game without a playful bit of taunting from Ohio State as they sink a pirate ship with the flag of their rival Michigan, all set to the Pirates of the Caribbean theme. You should also check out Ohio State's tribute to Michael Jackson.

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  • Brian Sleider
    Awesome.
    • Steven
      That one word sums it up.
  • Alistair Stewart
    Brilliant. That must have taken a lot of practice to get right.
  • Szkari
    Awesome.
  • David Diaz
    The precision of the players is incredible. Plus the fact that they also have to play the music. Wicked.
  • cabo
    WOOOOORLDSTAAAAAAAR ... ROC
  • cobrazombie
    Amazing coordination. Although I think the LOTR one wasn't entirely successful.
  • zer0limit
    Being a band geek and an old marcher, my only thought:
  • Payne by name
    That was great, thanks for posting

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