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Tetris with tubas: Ohio State Buckeyes band goes viral [Video]

October 08, 2012|By Deborah Netburn

And after you watch, you can marvel that the students in the band had just a little more than a week to memorize the music and their positioning on the field.

Chris Hoch, the interim assistant director of the band, came up with the video game formations that includes a "Pokeman" face, the castle from "Super Mario Bros." and Link's sword and the running horse Epona from "Zelda." (It's at the 6 minute mark, and is not to be missed).  

The OSU Marching Band is one of the largest all brass and percussion marching bands in the world. The earliest iteration of the band formed in 1878 with a 12-piece fife and drum corps. Today, the band has 225 marching members, with 192 instrumentalists taking the field at a time (there are 33 alternates).

Hoch said he believes the video, which was uploaded by a person who goes by the YouTube name "handmorw go bucks" was taken by a parent of one of the band members. 


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