Elizabeth Blevins, Director, Office of Communications
Phyllis Noah, Communications Coordinator
Office: (740) 351-3810; FAX: (740) 351-3179; Cell: (740)
940 Second Street – Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
The Ohio State Marching Band comes to
Shawnee State University
The music marches on when the nationally acclaimed all-brass
Ohio State University Marching Band comes to the Vern Riffe
Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16 at as
part of the Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association and
Shawnee State University Family Pops Series.
members of the band are from the southern Ohio area. In
Scioto County, band members are David Pettit, of Portsmouth;
Eric Hill, of Northwest; and Justin Crawford, of Franklin
Furnace. In Pike County, band members are Katie DeVelin,
Cody Dewitt and Jake Evans.
Scarlet and Gray and join the enthusiastic audience when the
band and the strutting drum major return to perform on the
main stage at the Vern Riffe Center. Clap and sing to “I
Wanna Go Back,” “Hang On Sloopy,” “Across the Field” and
many more OSU traditional songs.
internationally acclaimed all brass OSU Marching Band has
become known as TBDBITL. The OSU Marching Band has been
honored around the country for its excellence, including
being awarded the Sudler Trophy as the outstanding college
band in the country. Buckeye faithful come from near and far
to see and hear "The Pride of the Buckeyes."
thousands thrill to the strains in the Horseshoe, in St.
John Arena, and in stadiums and concert halls around the
state and country. The band's performances have been cheered
at many bowl games, including the Citrus Bowl, Holiday Bowl,
Liberty Bowl, Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl and the Rose Bowl. The
band also performs frequently for NFL contests in Cleveland
and Cincinnati. Additionally, each summer the band joins in
concert the Columbus Symphony Orchestra at their summer
“Picnic with the Pops” finale.
availability, call the McKinley Box Office at (740)
351-3600. Photo courtesy of The Ohio State University.