OSU band se­lected for Macy’s pa­rade

The Columbus Dispatch - - Metro&state - By Do­ral Chenoweth III dchenoweth@dis­patch.com @do­ralchenoweth

The Ohio State Univer­sity March­ing Band has been se­lected to per­form in the Macy’s Thanks­giv­ing Day Pa­rade for the first time in the school’s his­tory.

The OSU march­ing band was se­lected from more than 100 ap­pli­cants as one of the 10 bands to march in the 92nd Macy’s Thanks­giv­ing Day Pa­rade in 2018.

“Macy’s Band Se­lec­tion Com­mit­tee is proud to wel­come The Best Damn Band in the Land to the streets of New York City in 2018 for their in­au­gu­ral ap­pear­ance in the Macy’s Thanks­giv­ing Day Pa­rade,” Wes­ley What­ley, the pa­rade’s creative di­rec­tor, said in a news re­lease.

“The Ohio State Univer­sity March­ing Band is near and dear to the hearts of Buck­eyes across the na­tion and around the world,” said Ohio State Pres­i­dent Michael V. Drake. “We are thrilled that the na­tion will ex­pe­ri­ence the hard work, fo­cus, cre­ativ­ity and bril­liance of our stu­dents at one of the coun­try’s most cher­ished hol­i­day cel­e­bra­tions.”

To com­mem­o­rate the an­nounce­ment, the Ohio State band per­formed a New York-themed half­time show at Satur­day’s Ohio State vs. Army game.

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