How to Become an Ohio State Style Drum Major

Think you've got what it takes to be an Ohio State style Drum Major? The Drum Major position is a highly athletic position that requires dedication, skill training, and leadership. So who better to learn from than the real thing? The Ohio State University Marching Band offers excellent opportunities for high school students to learn this athletic style.

Interested? Register here to participate.

The Ohio State University Marching Band offers an exclusive program for high school students to learn the Ohio State style of drum majoring.

About the Program

The OSU Drum Major is a unique leadership position known for its dynamic style combining speed, charismatic athleticism, and power. At OSU, the Drum Major blends both traditional and innovative techniques of twirling and showmanship in every performance generating great audience excitement and enthusiasm. As a student in our program you will get the chance to learn the basics in drum major leadership/responsibilities, twirling, strutting and performance from the current drum major.

The High School Drum Major Training Program is looking for high school students who demonstrate leadership and athletic ability to join the program.


How to get involved:
Training will take place on the Ohio State campus twice a week throughout the Winter, Spring and Summer seasons. There is no cost for the training, but students are required to buy their own baton.

Students may also take part in the Annual Drum Major Spring Clinic. This two-day event is held during the last weekend of April in conjuntion with the Spring Game. To learn more about participating in this event click here.


Get Involved: Register here.