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 […]

Michael Smith, the Assistant Director of Marching and Athletic Bands at Ohio State University, caused quite a stir around the country when his band performed a tribute to all of the greatest shows on television. Now in his third year, Smith has the OSU band doing the kind of presentations usually associated with HBCU bands which has caused […]

Black bands you  might want to step it up! Despite their ongoing troubles, The Ohio State University marching band still has the magic. The debut performance for the 2014 football season was a tribute to several TV shows, which included choreography that payed homage to “Batman,” “The Simpsons,” “The Addams Family,” “The Office,” and “Game of Thrones,” […]