Sunday, October 27, 2019

The Ohio State University Marching Band Celebrates All Things SpongeBob at Halftime

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? For the halftime show during today's (Saturday, October 26, 2019) football game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Wisconsin Badgers, it was The Ohio State University Marching Band!


SpongeBob: The Great Buckeye Chase pulled music and moments from Nickelodeon's beloved animated series. If nautical nonsense be something you wish, this performance delivered.

The marching band took a deep dive into the hits from the series, including the “SpongeBob SquarePants Theme,” “Campfire Song Song” and “Bikini Bottom Boogie.”

Marching band director Christopher Hoch designed the drill that included a pirate ship sailing across the field, Evil Plankton stealing a buckeye and appearances from SpongeBob and his friend Patrick Star. The show closed out with a formation of SpongeBob, absorbent and yellow and porous is he, returning home to his pineapple under the sea.

Brett Weimken, a city and regional planning major from Napoleon, was the i-dotter this week.

Fans of the marching band have the opportunity to vote on social media for their favorite halftime formation after each new performance. Follow @TBDBITL on Twitter to vote on Monday mornings.



SpongeBob: The Great Buckeye Chase

Drill design: Dr. Christopher Hoch
Arranger: Lisa Galvin


SpongeBob SquarePants Theme........Harrison and Smith, perc. Reynolds
Goofy Goober Rock...................................... Drymon et al., perc. Reynolds
The Best Day Ever........................................... Kenny/Paley, perc. Reynolds
The F.U.N. Song........................................................... Cohen, perc. Reynolds
Ripped Pants....................................................Strauss/Tibbit perc. Reynolds
Campfire Song Song..........................................Povenmire, perc. Reynolds
Now That We’re Men..............................................Schaefer perc. Reynolds
Livin’ in the Sunlight, Lovin’ in the Moonlight.......Sherman/Lewis perc. Reynolds
Bikini Bottom Boogie...........................................Tyler/Perry perc. Reynolds

1. Pirate ship sails across the field (“SpongeBob SquarePants Theme”);
2. SpongeBob says hello (“SpongeBob SquarePants Theme”); 3. Gary the snail
traverses the field (“The Best Day Ever”); 4. Evil Plankton steals the buckeye
(“Ripped Pants”); 5. Patrick Star with a mustache (“Now That We’re Men”);
6. SpongeBob returns home to his pineapple under the sea (“SpongeBob
SquarePants Theme Reprise”).

Ohio State vs. Wisconsin
Saturday, October 26 • 12 p.m. • Ohio Stadium


SpongeBob SquarePants, which was recently greenlit for a 13th season, has reigned as the number-one kids’ animated series on TV for the last 17 years, while generating a universe of beloved characters, pop culture catchphrases and memes, theatrical releases, consumer products, a Tony award-winning Broadway musical which is now touring North America and a global fan base. SpongeBob SquarePants is seen in more than 208 countries and territories, translated in 55+ languages, and averages more than 100 million total viewers every quarter. SpongeBob SquarePants is created by Stephen Hillenburg and produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif.

Nickelodeon's is currently in the midst of the network's "Best Year Ever", a year-long global celebration of one of the most iconic TV series and characters ever created. The “Best Year Ever” launched with the premiere of “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout,” an original mixed live-action and animated special earlier this summer, and leads up to the Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies theatrical, The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge, coming May 2020.

A CG-animated prequel spin-off series, Kamp Koral, following 10-year-old SpongeBob SquarePants during his summer at sleepaway camp, is also slated to premiere during Summer 2020.

More Nick: 'The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage!' to Debut on Nickelodeon in December 2019!

Originally published: Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 00:22 BST.


Original source: Ohio State News; Additional source: ESPN.
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