Fans may flock to football games at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, for the sport, but the halftime shows are the marching band’s time to shine! And shine they do!
At a recent game between Ohio State and University of Maryland, the Ohio State University Marching Band put on a 15-minute showstopper that is as riveting as it is impressive. The theme was a tribute to the world-famous rock band Rush, and it featured hit songs like “The Spirit of Radio,” “Limelight,” “Closer to the Heart,” “Fly By Night,” and “YYZ.” Not only did they play the beloved classics, but they also created intricate formations that corresponded with the tunes.
The show was meant to pay tribute to the band’s late drummer, Neil Peart, who died of cancer in 2020.
Peart is considered to be one of the greatest drummers in history, so the band added 20 toms and 20 extra cymbals to give their performance the extra “oomph” we’re sure Peart would have loved.
Since he isn’t around to say so, Rush’s Twitter account said it for him: “We’re speechless.”
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