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Ohio State University is giving the famed HBCU bands a good run for their money.

The Ohio State University marching band who has generated headlines lately for their elaborate halftime shows is coordinated by a team of people that includes Michael Smith, the African-American assistant director of marching and athletic bands.

Their tributes to Michael Jackson and to classic TV half-time shows have become something of collegiate legend as of late.

“We’re just trying to bring some good music to the people,” Smith told the TJMS. 

Here’s another example of their on-field wizardry – this time, their version of the classic movie The Wizard of Oz, complete with the famous yellow-brick road.

The band must be inspiration – Ohio State is among the leaders in the BCS – with a 3-1 record and a two-game winning streak.

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