Must Watch Video: Halftime show is a tribute to the Beatles

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Marching band flips the script and performs facing east while celebrating Sgt. Pepper

Published on November 11, 2017

The Best Damn Band in the Land honored one of the biggest bands in history today during halftime of the football game against Michigan State.

The Ohio State University Marching Band celebrated the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The Beatles’ eighth studio album was released in May 1967.

The marching band blasted out hits “A Day in the Life,” “Getting Better,” “With a Little Help from My Friends” and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”

The formations of the marching band included a replication of the iconic walk across Abbey Road and The Beatles’ famous Yellow Submarine.

The halftime show also featured an annual twist. The marching band performed facing east. This move is for season ticket holders and fans who regularly sit on the east side of the stadium to get the full effect of a halftime show.

Maddie Mischler, from Upper Arlington, dotted the ‘i’ this week. Mischler is a senior majoring in environmental science with a minor in Spanish.

“I never thought that I would be good enough to be in this band back in high school, and dotting the ‘i’ is like the payoff for the work I put in to make the band my first time,” she said.

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