Band warmup. Today's volunteer band was a mix of OSUMB students and alumni.
Shelley Graf (DM 1981) briefs the judges
OSUMB Director Jon Waters did emcee duty
Introduction of judges
Introduction of judges. Cyril Costoff (center) was Drum Major in 1944!
Introduction of judges. The center judge is flanked by august company: former OSUMB Directors Dr. Paul Droste and Dr. Jon Woods.
Introduction of judges. Stu Kitchen (DM 2006-07) and Greg Eyer (DM 1985-86).
Contestants perform three routines: a complete Ramp Entrance + "Buckeye Battle Cry", a twirling solo and baton tossing. This is Kyle Gangidine-Daley doing Ramp Entrance.
Congratulations from a buddy
It would be interesting to look over his shoulder
Current OSUMB leadership: Associate Director Chris Hoch, Director Jon Waters and Assistant Director Mike Smith
Greg's ever-ready smile
David and Greg chat on the sidelines
Dylan Fletcher runs the judges' clipboards up to tally scores
The five contestants await the judges' decisions
Winner David Pettit about to get a congratulatory hug from his "boss"
There's a tie for Assistant Drum Major. Nate MacMasters and Cole McDonough will repeat the entire three-part program!
Cole. By now the band has played "Buckeye Battle Cry" and "The Incredibles" SEVEN times.
The blustery and chilly morning gave way to a beautiful afternoon
The new 2014 Drum Major is getting hugs from everyone
Nate MacMaster won the run-off. Chris congratulates the new 2014 Assistant Drum Major.
The appropriate ending for any OSU event: "Carmen Ohio"