Monday, October 28, 2013

Video – A Very Impressive Performance of Famous Movie Themes and Re-creations of Images from the Films by the Ohio State Marching Band

I was going to be posting my review of the Joss Whedon film Much Ado About Nothing today, but I ran across this video and it’s just too good not to share with folks who like movies.  I will review Whedon’s film in my next post.

In this video the Ohio State marching band performs the themes of, and re-creates images from, both old and new Superman, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, and The Pirates of the Caribbean – and all in less than nine minutes.

For those folks unfamiliar with American college football here are a few things you should know to understand why this performance is happening:

  1. Like soccer (football to you) there is a halftime break for the athletes.
  2. For college football that halftime usually includes performances by the marching bands from the two colleges that are competing.
  3. Marching bands are orchestras composed of horns, woodwinds, drums, cymbals – basically all the instruments you do not sit down to play – and they are conducted by someone standing on the sideline on a platform so that he/she can see and be seen.
  4. These halftime shows for the larger colleges are basically major competitions between the marching bands for bragging rights.
  5. Ohio State’s main rival is Michigan and you see the two colleges’ banners during the Pirates of the Caribbean re-creation.


  1. This is beyond cool. You know I love me some Superman.

  2. @thevoid99 and msmariah - I'm glad you enjoyed it, too. I've seen other things done by marching bands, but none quite to involved as this.

  3. Just saw this, because you mentioned it in your latest post. Especially that superman sign impressed me

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