O.S.U. Marching Band Selected For Macy's Parade

COLUMBUS (AP) - The Ohio State Marching Band is headed to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Ohio State announced on its website Saturday that the band will make its first appearance in the 2018 parade. It will join the enormous balloons, floats and performers.

Ohio State President Michael V. Drake says the university is thrilled that "the nation will experience the hard work, focus, creativity and brilliance of our students."

The band was selected from over 100 applicants as one of ten bands to march in the 2018 parade.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade creative director Wesley Whatley says the band selection committee "is proud to welcome 'The Best Damn Band in the Land' to the streets of New York City."

The band performed a New York-themed halftime selection at Saturday's football game against Army, which Ohio State won 38-7. Songs included the "Theme from New York, New York."

(photo courtesy Getty Images)

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