Behind the Scenes with TBDBITL
The Pride of the Buckeyes
The Ohio State University Marching Band has earned national and international acclaim for its innovative halftime shows and the unparalleled skill of its members. Rich in tradition, OSUMB is one of the few all-brass and percussion bands in the country.
Hear from Dr. Chris Hoch, director of The Ohio State University Marching and Athletic Bands, as he provides a unique glimpse into the history and tradition of OSUMB, and shares insight on how shows are created and performed. You’ll learn about how the band has adapted in response to COVID-19 and get an inside look on what Buckeyes can expect from TBDBITL this fall!
Dr. Christopher Hoch served as interim director from May 2015–2016. Previously, he served two years as associate director and one year as assistant director of the marching and athletic bands at Ohio State, seven years as the director of bands at Rutherford B. Hayes High School in Delaware, Ohio, and three years as a director of The Ohio State University Marching Band Alumni.
Dr. Hoch’s work with The Ohio State University Marching Band has received national recognition for innovation and creativity in the show design process. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Hoch serves as the musical director of the Scioto Valley Brass and Percussion Company, and he is active around the state of Ohio as a clinician, guest conductor, musical arranger and guest speaker. Dr. Hoch's Ohio State education includes bachelor's degrees in music education and mathematics, master's degrees in instrumental conducting and music education, and a PhD in music education.