Ohio State Marching Band heading to Phoenix for Fiesta Bowl

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The playoff experience would not be complete without “The Best Damn Band in the Land”. The OSU marching band took of from Rickenbacker Airport this morning to head to Arizona.

“Just being able to travel and experience a different place with the marching band is a really cool experience,” explained Drum Major, Konner Barr.

Most of the senior band members like Konner are not looking at Saturday’s game as their last. They hope the Buckeyes win so they can head to Louisiana.

“It’s a great opportunity to be on the road to the national championship and this is my third time to the Fiesta Bowl and lest hope it doesn’t end up like last time,”expressed Adam Throckmortan.

The band has a busy three days ahead of them.

“There will be a lot of hiking and free time,” said Throckmortan. “We don’t have a lot of mountains here.”

The band has some practices scheduled as well as some performances leading up to the game on Saturday.

“For the half time show we’re doing a show we did earlier in the season called modern movie musicals,” explained Band Director, Christopher Hoch.

While we were talking to the band members we realized they all had winter hats on as they were heading to Arizona. They quickly explained why.

“That is the superstition we have held,” explained Throckmortan. “We have to wear these every time we fly somewhere to help fly the plane.”

But silly hats r not, drum major Konner Barr knows the band can help the Buckeyes push a little harder on Saturday to get that Fiesta Bowl win.

“Any energy we can bring to the team and the fans is an added bonus and i feel like we bring the juice sometimes,” says Barr.

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