Will Buckeyes band director's firing mean no more crazy shows?

Will Buckeyes band director's firing mean no more crazy shows?
July 25, 2014, 10:15 am
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Vinnie Duber

Just like head football coaches can lose their jobs over the inappropriate behavior of their players, so too goes for marching band directors.

We found that out Thursday, when Ohio State fired Jonathan Waters, the director of "The Best Damn Band In The Land," over the discovery of a whole bunch of inappropriate behavior by his students.

The big question, though, for football fans is whether Waters' dismissal will lead to the disappearance of halftime shows that have become downright legendary over the past few seasons. Waters had been on the job since 2012, and in that time he created halftime shows that went completely viral and even landed the band in an Apple commercial.

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There's the now-famous Michael Jackson show (it has 10.3 million YouTube views), in which the band created a moonwalking King of Pop on the field: 

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And the "Hollywood Blockbusters" show, which features the band creating a moving, eating T. rex from the movie "Jurassic Park":

The Ohio State marching band is famous for these and numerous other reasons — the "Dotting the I" tradition comes to mind. Unfortunately, now there's a bit of a negative reason they're building on their fame. Hopefully we'll still get to see these incredible shows.