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In Conversation Podcast: Talking TBDBITL’s return to The Shoe with Parker Stephens

The six-year flugelhorn player talks about the emotions of being back inside Ohio Stadium.

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On today’s episode, I am in conversation with sixth-year flugelhorn player in the Ohio State Marching Band, Parker Stephens. After a year away from football games and the pomp and circumstance of Ohio Stadium, The Best Damn Band in the Land finally returned to the field last Saturday; and while the results on the field left much to be desired, the thrills and emotions of the band’s return were unmatched.

Like the athletes, Stephens was granted a sixth year of eligibility following the COVID-impacted 2020 season. Having recently graduated, Stephens took the band up on the offer and came back from one more year. As a former squad leader of C Row, Stephens knows and loves the marching band as well as anyone and explains what made Saturday so special for him, and what makes the band so special to Ohio State.


Connect with Parker Stephens
Twitter: @ParkerStephens9
Instagram: @Parker_Stephens21

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Twitter: @BWWMatt
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