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There are many ways to show your support to the OSU Marching and Athletic Bands. Thank you in advance for your generosity in supporting the finest marching band program in the country.
For the last 135 years, The Ohio State University Marching Band has provided the soundtrack to the Buckeye experience. The band’s renditions of our fight songs and “Carmen Ohio” stir the emotions of all those who bleed scarlet and gray. As we embark on this exciting endeavor to endow The Best Damn Band In The Land, we thank you in advance for your support in helping us march down the field forever.
The university has assembled a $1M budget to support all of the Marching Band’s administrative and operational expenses. However, the university hopes to soon provide this funding to other areas and has asked The Ohio State University Marching Band to create a comprehensive endowment by raising $10M in private funds.
These dollars will ensure the Marching Band has a permanent source of funding to always support our greatest needs – ensuring The Best Damn Band In The Land will always be scripting “Ohio” and dotting the “i”.
Help us Dot the “i” by supporting the Marching Band’s “Dot the ‘i’ Marching Band Endowment” fund #482493.
“OSU Marching Band” license plates are now available from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, to honor and support The Ohio State University Marching Band! $25 from the sale/registration of each plate will go to support the TBDBITL Script Ohio Endowment fund at OSU. Ohio residents may order the plates at oplates.com or at your local deputy registrar.
Ohio Stadium is home to one of the country’s finest collegiate marching band rehearsal facilities – the Joan Zieg Steinbrenner Band Center. Just South of the Ohio Stadium and adjacent to the Buckeye Grove is the OSUMB practice field. The state-of-the-art audio and video technology in the Band Center and at the practice field are possible only through the generosity of band fans and alumni like you. The OSUMB would like to THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH! But we’re not finished yet!
If you would still like to assist in putting the finishing touches on the Band Center or the Practice Field, there are many levels of giving open to you, should you prefer, you can choose to make your contribution over an extended period of time.
A gift of $2,500 allows the donor to “place their name” on a “chair” with an instrument family. Over 80 chairs have been assigned so far. Donor dedications are on display in the Band Center. You can go to www.tbdbitl.com or call 614-292-2598 for more information.
Gifts of any size are welcome. You can choose to use your credit card for one time or monthly donations, and you can pledge your gift over time. Be sure to check with your employer about matching gifts too.
Gifts at minimum designated levels will allow for these naming opportunities:
$10,000 gift naming opportunities (choose one):
Other naming opportunities: