Well, there's not much to say about this, but that Ohio's halftime show this week is much better than our commercial last week.
This thread is perfectly fine.
MGOBAND is that way >>>>>
It would be like me creating a thread, "Michigan State's cheerleaders are better than ours." Also, Ohio's band and your opinion of them is "OT". thx.
This needs to be addressed and dealt with. I want to be better tan ohio in EVERYTHING and that includes Marching Band.
In my ranking of things that I could give a shit if OSU beats us at, this ranks right between a chutes and ladder tournament and a 90's boy band karaoke contest.
Really who cares about bands, why is this even a post.
Because, like the NFL doesn't need crap like that, do they? They'd just hire Kanye or Taylor Swift to do a halftime show, right?
What we need are college playoffs, a collegiate super bowl, and maybe some preseason games.
What's the spread on next week's game?
There is a portion of the self-professed Michigan fan base that is really frightening.
....and there is the portion that cares who has the better band.
As Section 1 is implying, our band is a crucial part of game day, and our rivalries extend beyond a football or basketball game alone. The great rivalries are university-wide. This is part of what makes college athletics far more compelling (at least to many of us) than the pros.
He or she could have just said what you said
My buddies and I did a mean "Bye bye bye" by NSYNC for a charity karoke night a few weeks ago. Had the dance down and everything.
Ohio is only the self-proclaimed BDBITL. For some reason they like to think that it is universally known that they are considered the best.
but I think this is pretty well done.
That was a helluva halftime show. However, a "school" can do this when they don't have an academic program and their marching band members can be made to drill all week North Korea style. Seriously, there's no other way to explain the practice time..
If you think that the OSU band members are on the Cardale Jones academic track, you're letting your homerism get the best of you.
OSU is not as good of a school as Michigan, but they still have plenty of top 20 academic programs. It's a solid academic institution.
First, the OSU Marching Band is very good and very loud; it is all brass and drums, with no woodwinds (see, MMB, a very fine "concert" band).
Second, they are marching. No video-board skits.
Third, keep it simple. It is an eight-minute show. Some popular music, some simple image concepts, done very elegantly, with impressive motion. That's the wonder of marching bands.
It was a nice halftime show, for sure. Lessons to be learned for Michigan.
Don't you love it, that in the middle of their big night game with Penn State, the band is highlighting their rivalry with Michigan? I am trying to imagine what the Penn Staters felt like. Chopped liver, probably.
I am trying to imagine what the Penn Staters felt like. Chopped liver, probably.
The PSU fans might have felt slighted by the Ohio halftime show, but I have to believe they were more dismayed by the 42-7 score.
Let's not act like the MMB hasn't put together halftime shows that call attention to our disdain of our rivals when we're not playing them that particular game. In fact, I would think it would be considered bad form to have a stadium that is 20% of say Sparty fans and then have the band come out at halftime and do some kind of faux homage to "Little Brother" or whatever.
Not sure why people are hating on this video. College Marching Bands are one of the great traditions of college football. This is a great performance and a pretty entertaining looking halftime show
This was a great college halftime show. It is the essence of college football. I don't care that it was OSU that did it.
When colleges stop doing these kind of things that are the DNA of college football and move toward whatever fad the Pros are chasing, we will all be worse off.
than any Super Bowl halftime show. It was unique to college football in that it is not something you will see anywhere else, it was well done, and hit the rivalry. And i am fine if this lights a fire under Michigan to get more creative and better.
I wish that the broadcasters would go back to showing the halftime shows because honestly I could care less whether the SEC is the best conference in the nation or the world. I guess that's one of the nice things about actually going to the game. I don't have to listen to Lou Holtz prattle on about whatever his pet peeve of the day is. Fortunately, I think Terry Bowden has been relegated to some TV backwater.
As much as it pains me to say, that was actually pretty cool. I think I liked the superman coming out of the phone booth the best.
Superman does not have the logo on his cape. He wears it on his chest.
Good for them. Big f'in deal. We still had to teach their band how to spell.
Yeah, phazing in the lines and intonation that is out of wack really makes a quality band. I have figuratively seen better high school bands, especially at BOA's.
Does this mean you haven't literally seen better high school bands?
Only thing that would have made it better was if it was a Velociraptor instead of a T-Rex.
Everyone knows this
Oh look, another highly informed band critic.
OSU's drill writer is doing some great work. But you're really gonna say their band is better when our band's repertoire this year included maybe the single most innovative performance by a marching band in recent history?
Guess you missed the Wizard of Oz and Willy Wonka shows. Neither were against OSU. Both featured the rivalry prominently.
Tell me, what did you think of Ohio's halftime show last year when we went to the Toilet Bowl?
Oh, that's right. You probably didn't see it because it didn't go viral, and of course that was far more boring than most shows the MMB has done in the past 5 years. (Except perhaps for the fireworks at the end.)
But never mind the fact that the MMB and the OSUMB have gone viral roughly the same number of times the past 5 years. The narrative of the OP is clearly supported by this single video.
Jesus. Apparently, Michigan football meltdowns come with Sparty-style self-loathing, too.
For those one the phone, here's the link:
The embed doesn't show up on my iphone at least. Nor if I use my browser on the phone.
They turned themselves into a 53 yard tall Michael Jackson and moonwalked down the field last week.
So? We had two 53 feet stick figures have sex on the field last week. Well, it was implied as the girl stick figure took off her skirt after the stick figure wedding as the band was playing the Black Eye Peas' "It's going to be a good night."
I saw that and after watching this show I have to assume that OSU must have a software program that is helping create these shows. It is pretty impressive to watch the band play and move in really complicated patterns such as this and I'd really like to know more about how they go about it. Obviously I'm partial to the MMB, but you've gotta give those kids credit.
All marching band drill design these days is done with software.
As I know nothing about it, are there different software packages or mostly one common one that people use?
If someone is doing this by hand, it would blow my mind.
I was a huge band geek in HS, and was really proud of our marching band. My best friend and I petitioned the director to let us write a drill for our senior year. He told us he would consider it, but warned us of how complex there were.
We were both top 5 in our class (inner city high school, so thats not as impressive as it might be elsewhere) but this was one of the hardest things I did in HS. We thought we had it perfect, and the director gave us 2 practices to team it to see how it would go - and as he predicted it was a disaster.
Attempting to teach kids who have been drilled for years exact timing and spacing to march at different speeds than the person next to them does not go over well. Our crossing patterns completely fogot to take into account the length of a trombone. What on paper had been brilliant (in our eyes) was a disaster on the field (Hey- Al Borges!).. After 5 weeks of re-design we finally had an acceptable version. I put more work into that drill than I did my AP physics class.
Whether written by hand or by computer what these bands are doing these days blows my mind.
It was probably wise for the OSU band to not pay homage to the last few years of MJ's life in that tribute show.