Saturday, September 28, 2013


Last year, Sterling's music teacher challenged him to compose a piece for the recorder consort. Sterling came up with a fun little number that was performed a couple of times by a select group of students on recorders ranging from bass to soprano. This year, his teacher has issued a bigger challenge: Compose something for the band.

Feeling a little overwhelmed by the task, Sterling doesn't really know where to start. There are a lot of instruments in a band. He hasn't been very enthusiastic about the assignment so I decided to expose him to some first class band music. Cue TBDBITL (pronounced Tuh-BID-dl). If you know anything about The Ohio State University, you probably know that stands for "The Best [Darn] Band In The Land," and for good reason. These guys are amazing!

This video-game-inspired halftime show is nothing but fun.  It starts with Space Invaders so you know what you're looking at. My favorite parts are Tetris (1:25), Pac-Man (8:20) and the horse (6:07). The horse is totally amazing! My kids also liked Pokemon (0:30, 0:55). Watch and enjoy!!


Karey said...

Wow! That was amazing. A few times I thought, "How sad for those that are out of step and making a mistake" and then they'd create something cool.

Thanks for sharing that. Good luck to Sterling in his composing.

Denise said...

How DO you find all the cool videos! I know you do other things during the day! But golly...the horse and Mario were my kids favorites...though I have to say, Pac Man was pretty cool!