Football Games Where Even the Marching Bands Compete
all in good fun: doing something playfully or jokingly, not meant to be taken seriously or to hurt anyone’s feelings
The college football rivalry between Ohio State and Michigan is legendary. But it’s not just the athletes who compete. Their marching bands have a competition, too. Ohio State’s band, known as “The Best Damn Band in the Land,” is famous for their clever shows against Michigan.
The band members do more than play music. They make giant pictures on the field by synchronizing their movement. For example, they once formed two ships that were fighting. The Ohio State ship “sank” the Michigan one. In another show, they made a car race, and the Ohio State car won. Playing music while moving in complex ways is hard. But the Ohio State band does it really well. And the Michigan band is equally impressive in their musical attacks on Ohio.
The rivalry between the two bands is all in good fun. Their shows make the football games more exciting while showcasing the incredible talent of the musicians.
See the bands in action in the videos below.
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