Ohio State Marching Band Does Impressive Star Trek-themed Halftime Show

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Fans in the Ohio State University stadium were treated to an out of this world halftime show last weekend, which heavily featured music and imagery from the new Star Trek films. See the full show on video below.

Marching Band Tribute to Trek
The Ohio State Buckeyes dedicated last weekend’s halftime show to all things outer space. The show opened with the theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey, which quickly morphed into the theme from the new Star Trek movies. Along with the impressive score, the marching band formed some familiar shapes on the field: from the Trek delta (although, nitpick, they formed a TNG com-badge), to the Enterprise herself, to a large hand whose fingers spread apart to make the Vulcan salute. Pretty much the best halftime show ever!

 


 

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Mel

Very cool!

Bill Peters

Cool anyone send this to Bob Orci?

StevenPDX

I love this! Just shows you how much Trek is still in the national consciousness. As Picard might have said to his flute, “Make it blow!”

Ahmed

Nice.

“from the Trek delta (although, nitpick, they formed a TNG com-badge)”

What seems to be the problem, Kayla ?

StevenPDX

Love this! It’s great to see how Trek is still in the national consciousness. As Picard might have said to his flute, “Make it blow!” (I know…bad pun…!)

Phaser On Stun

I’m a former band member from the early 80’s. So glad you included this. They did something similar in 2012 but this performance was much more effective!

Harry B ally

Music to my ears!

Harry Ballz

BALLZ

Lostrod

I was impressed.

Captain Dunsel

But did the Marching Band Refuse to Yield?

ados

That was awesome…

LongIslandTrekster

What dedication and precision!

Pat Payne

I wonder: does Ohio State pick… COOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!! as the supplier of all its musical instruments?

(Yes. I did steal that joke from Rifftrax. Someone’s bound to, sooner or later.)

TrekMadeMeWonder

Its the JJ-Prise

Holy Smokes! That is some amazing coordination!

Hat Rick

Most impressive! Most illogical, but most impressive!

VOODOO

That was pretty cool

LT Bailey

Nice job! Some one there is fan.

drumvan

ok, even as a michigan fan and alum, i have to admit that was cool.

Gary

Amazing!

Captain, USS Northstar

Hear the roar of the crowd when they form the outline of the Starship Enterprise! Trekkers are everywhere! And the cheers are even louder for the “Vulcan Salute”!

Richard Greene

First!!! They Boldly Marched Where No Band Has Gone Before!

Skippy2k

Let me be the first to say…the nacelle caps are completely wrong! :) That’s cool though! Not that they would ever do it at a sporting event around here lol.

Charla

Ohio State has always had the best marching band!

John

Awesome!! Loved it

Hillary

Michael Giacchino is the king!!!

Ciarán

Not too bad for a marching band. I like that the Michael Giacchino theme is so widely appreciated. It has grown on me so much that I identify that as a Star Trek theme equally as much as the Alexander Courage and Jerry Goldsmith main themes.

John

Awesome! Loved it :)

John

Sorry came back an hour later and my comment wasn’t there!

Glen Kaminski

Terrific performance from the OSU Marching Band!

As a long-time marching band geek (Marching Illini!) and Star Trek fan, I got chills when hearing the new Star Trek theme, and the imagery was just brilliant. OSU “brings it” every week, this this performance was a real standout.

Lostrod

I was impressed.

Regards.

Lostrod

Sorry for the double post. I guess I was “doubly impressed” …

Is it silly that this kind of thing STILL gives me chills after nearly 50 years!

I'm Dead Jim

Okay. The Vulcan salute was pretty cool.

Mad Mann

Cool!

Star Trek rox my sox!

I’m glad it’s getting more love.

Loved it! Also loved how the crowd cheered on seeing the ship and salute animated!

Maculous

Don’t be too nitpicky, as it’s not a com-badge at all, but the delta from Star Trek The Motion Picture. :) http://www.roddenberry.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/c/o/cos005_1_1.png

Neil

As a Uof Michigan graduate, this is really cool

Disinvited

That’s some fine flying formations there.

dscott

Cool! My opinion of marching bands was negative before this, they upped it to zero. (sorry, just hate marching bands. And yes, Thanksgiving morning is painful for me as the wife HAS to watch the parade while preparing)

Ensign Ricky

That was very cool.

Ensign Ricky

The crowd really cheered when they did the Vulcan salute.

CmdrR

Put ’em in the movie. Shat can be drum majorette.

falcon

Wow, that was pretty awesome! The cheers that went up when the band formed the Enterprise made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.

ST:EXP

Forget about Star Trek…. that band is outrageously talented.

That is some incredible organizational and staging skills for a state football game.

They put North Korean soliders to shame.

Rocketscientist

We did this years ago, including forming the Enterprise on the field, in the USC Trojan Marching Band, and we had Nimoy, Kelly, Koenig, and Doohan there too.

Looks like Ohio State ripped us off.

Shane

That’s epic work!

ncc-73515

It was not the TNG badge, but the TMP one also used on the dress uniform in STID ;)

B Kramer

Very cool. Thanks for sharing Kayla.

LLAP

Well Of Souls

AWESOME!!!