The Ohio University Marching 110

The Ohio University Marching 110

The Ohio University Marching Band, known as the Marching 110, is known for its high-intensity, hard-driving marching style.

Originally referring to the 110 members of the band in 1968, the band has now extended its membership to 200 members during the 2006 season. The number "110" now refers to the 110% that each member is expected to give during each rehearsal and performance.


In 1923 an Ohio University student by the name of Homer Baird started the first Marching Band at Ohio University. In 1966, Gene Thrailkill joined the OU faculty as the Director of Bands at Ohio University. Thrailkill brought with him a new high-energy marching style and new uniform, both of which remain the staple of the Marching 110 today. Along with the style switch, Thrailkill also removed all women and majorettes from the band, keeping one Drum Major. In 1967 the band became known as the "100 Marching Men of Ohio," and the following year the 110 members of the band were coined the "110 Marching Men of Ohio," the 110 symbolizing the Marching 110 of Today. In 1975, Women were re-admitted to the Marching Band, and remain so today. The Ohio University Marching 110 was nominated as the best college marching band in the nation by [] in September 2007.

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Directors of the Ohio University Marching 110

*Gene Thrailkill, 1967-1970
*Thomas Lee, 1971-1972
*Ronald Socciarelli, 1973-1989
*Dr. Sylvester Young, 1990-1995
*Dr. Richard Suk, 1996-Present

Prominent Performances of the Marching 110

*1968 Tangerine Bowl, Orlando, FL
*1976 1st Marching Band to perform in New York's famed Carnegie Hall
*1993 Performed in Bill Clintons Inauguration Parade and ball, Washington D.C.
*1998 Opening gala of the restored Allen Theater in Cleveland, Ohio
*1999 Ohio Bobcats vs. Ohio State Buckeys Football, Columbus, Ohio
*2000 Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade, NYC
*2005 Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade, NYC
*2006 15 Members of the Marching 110 appeared as surprise guests on NBC's hit game-show "Deal or No Deal."
*2008 Ohio Bobcats vs. Ohio State Buckeys Football, Columbus, Ohio
*Has Performed for the following NFL teams:
**Cincinnati Bengals
**Pittsburgh Steelers
**Washington Redskins
**Cleveland Browns
**Buffalo Bills
**New York Giants
**Jacksonville Jaguars
**Detroit Lions
**Toronto Argonauts of the CFL


*The Diamond Ohio
*Extended High-Step - 8-to-5 Marching
*Unique Dance Moves to Drum Breaks
*OUMB Band Jackets


Marching 110 Standards


* [ The Ohio University Marching Band]
* [ The Ohio University Marching Band Society of Alumni and Friends]
* [ The Ohio University Marching Band Drumline]

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