Ohio State University Marching Band performing a 'video game' half time show in October 2012. (Photo : YouTube Snapshot)
The video of Ohio State University's Marching Band quickly went viral with approximately 2 million views yesterday and 4.5 million views already today on YouTube.
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On Saturday, Oct. 6, during Ohio State's game against Nebraska, the band put on one of the most entrancing and visually stunning performances fans will ever see.
The team paid homage to iconic games such as Space Invaders, Pokémon, Mario, Pac-Man, Halo, Tetris and Zelda. And yes, it all with the accompanying sounds to go with it including the Pac-Man chasing sound, the sound made when Mario supersizes himself and the world-famous "game over" tune.
The band is known for its spectacular halftime shows. During its Sept. 15 game against California, the band's theme was the space-inspired "To Boldly Go." The highpoints of the show was the space shuttle formation and take off; the Lunar Module landing with a flag and an appearance by astronaut John Glenn.
In 2009, the band performed Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to a roaring audience. Choreography included.
In January 2010, the band performed at the Rose Bowl and forming their eye-popping trademark "Script Ohio." Script Ohio is the band's signature formation and is comprised of a series of evolutions and formation. American Football Wiki says is performed by forming a triple Block O formation. The drum major leads the outside O into a peel-off movement around the curves of the script, every musician in continual motion. Slowly the three blocks unfold into a long singular line which loops around, creating the OSUMB's trademark.