“Beneath the Pines”

The Spartan Marching Band Enters Spartan Stadium for Pre-Game. Photo courtesy of facebook.com/spartanmarchingband.

The PBS WKAR Series “Beneath the Pines: Inside the Spartan Marching Band”follows the Spartan Marching Band through the 2011 season, showcasing their halftime performances, as well as revealing an insider look at the workings of the band. From rehearsals to performances, and everything in between, “Beneath the Pines” will give you a glimpse into the life of a Spartan band member. Watch all seven episodes of “Beneath the Pines”, which all feature a full-length halftime show, at wkar.org.

About: Heather Blackmon-doForno

As a member of the Ohio State University Marching Band, I quickly grew to appreciate the dedication and pride each Big Ten Marching Band exhibits, as well as the traditions, history and culture of each school they represent. Being a passionate world traveler, my trips to Big Ten schools have always involved an effort to go beyond the game, scoping out the best local places to eat, delving into local history, viewing the campus architecture and learning about quirky folklore.