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Fired director joins OSU band alumni for game

4 years 1 month 4 weeks ago Sunday, September 14 2014 Sep 14, 2014 September 14, 2014 9:10 AM September 14, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The fired director of Ohio State's celebrated marching band conducted the alumni band for its annual game-day appearance at Ohio Stadium.

Jonathan Waters was among the alumni Saturday who marched into the stadium for the Buckeyes' game against Kent State.

The 37-year-old Waters was fired July 24 after a university investigation concluded he knew about but didn't stop a "sexualized culture" within what's called The Best Damn Band in The Land. The band is well known for their elaborate halftime shows, which have drawn hundreds of thousands of views online.

TBDBITL Alumni Club members have backed Waters' reinstatement. A representative said all former members and past directors were invited to Saturday's event. About 700 signed up.

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