The Ada High School Marching Band participated in the Buckeye Invitational marching band competition at Ohio Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 12.
The Ada High School Marching Band participated in the Buckeye Invitational marching band competition at Ohio Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 12.

ADA - The Ada High School Marching Band performed their competition show at The Ohio State University Stadium as part of the 2013 Buckeye Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 12. Thirty-two other schools performed in this by-invitation-only competition. Each school competed to receive a rating through a system established by The Ohio Music Education Association.

In addition to having the opportunity to perform at The Horseshoe, the band was able to watch The Ohio State University Marching Band perform a halftime show from this season, as well as the most memorable tradition in college marching band history, the incomparable Script Ohio.

Field Commanders Chanler Hughart and Annabel Pinkney, and Color Guard captain Justina Fuqua had a once in a lifetime opportunity to watch one of the most recognizable bands in the country perform from the sidelines.

"It was absolutely breathtaking. There are no words to describe it. I could never have dreamed of being that close to the OSU Marching Band. It was an amazing experience being that close to TBDBITL", Fuqua said about the experience. After the show, the field commanders and color guard captains from each school were greeted by the director and drum major from OSU.

The Marching Bulldogs compete next on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Copley. They will also perform their competition show at halftime of the football game on Friday, Oct. 18, as Ada hosts Allen East at War Memorial Stadium. Game time is 7:30 p.m. In addition to several other competitions, the band will compete again this year in Indianapolis, at the Bands of America competition next month.