Mapex Marching Percussion is proud to announce a new partnership with the one and only “Pride of the Buckeyes” Ohio State Marching Band also famously known as the “Best Damn Band in the Land!” With well over one hundred years of rich history, the Ohio State Marching band is regarded as one of the best and most esteemed ensembles of its kind in the world. Known recently for pushing the creative marching entertainment envelope while also keeping traditional styles in place, the 2018 OSU Drumline will take the field utilizing the most contemporary battery style in the group’s history.  OSU Percussion Instructor Mark Reynolds Remarks:  “Mapex has been extremely supportive of what we do here OSU and I and the drumline members are really excited to be marching and playing these drums.”

This new Mapex drum lineup includes modern corps style 14x12 snare drums, a full compliment of tonal bass drums, and a customized multi-tenor section featuring instruments specially configured in the Mapex Mt. Juliet Tennessee drum shop using the patented RMI Free Floating Lug Bridge System to accommodate the width of the stadium tunnel entrance that the band uses to enter the field on home game days. The entire battery is finished in stunning mirror chrome. Mapex Percussion Product Manager Jeff Mulvihill remarks

“We are thrilled to be a part of the OSU Marching Band Tradition as it continues to grow and progress. We respect the desire to entertain fans with contemporary style while keeping the established traditions at the forefront. This philosophy is right in line with the Mapex mission to provide instruments that lead the activity in both sound and style”

As the summer comes to a close and the marching band season begins in earnest, the Best Damn Band in the Land will be in step and leading the activity with the continued commitment to modern marching entertainment, musical and personal development of the 228 members on the field, and with the pulse of a drumline powered by Mapex Marching Percussion.

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