Top Marching Band Traditions in the Big Ten

Contributor Grant Gannon ranks his favorite Big Ten Marching Band Traditions:

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1. Script Ohio- Ohio State
Ranked No. 1 on my list, and Sports Illustrated’s top college football tradition from the August 22, 2011 issue, is …

“Beneath the Pines”

The Spartan Marching Band Enters Spartan Stadium for Pre-Game. Photo courtesy of

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 …

Buddhism in Bloomington

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Peace and quiet; surrounded by nature and standing next to a giant white and gold stupa (mound containing Buddhist relics) looking over towards a Tibetan Buddhist temple, you don’t hear much …

So You Want to be a Bager…in the Band?

Badger Band performs On Wisconsin

If you want to be Badger, if you want to be in the UW marching band, you have to know the steps.

“I don’t know anyone else who does our marching style. It is similar …

Wineries Around the Big Ten

The Big Ten is not only home to world-class universities and outstanding sporting events, but Big Ten country also produces some divine mid-western wine within miles of campus.

Visit these wineries while on your tour of the Big Ten, and …

Game Day with the OSU Marching Band

The break of dawn is still hours away as a solitary uniformed band member walks briskly across the desolate campus, street lamps lighting his way. Toting an instrument case, he cuts through parking lots to avoid the early morning dew