Rooms at the Hotel Lakeside and Fountain Inn for Saturday, July 22 are going fast - book yours before we sell out! The OSU Alumni Band will perform that evening in Hoover Auditorium at 8:15 p.m. Book your stay today to enjoy the music of the Buckeyes!

The OSU Alumni Band is the larg­est all-brass and percussion college alumni band in the U.S. It's comprised of OSU graduates, ranging in age from their early 20s to their late 80s. Throughout the year, members perform at concerts, festivals and parades across the state and support the OSU Buckeyes at away football games.

Fan favorites, such as "Buckeye Battlecry" and "Hang on Sloopy," will be played at their concert, along with jazz, marches, contemporary music and big band hits.

"Hang on Sloopy!"

The rock song, "Hang on Sloopy," was originally recorded in 1964 by The Vibrations. It was brought to Ohio in 1965 by a Dayton group called The McCoys.

In 1985, the Ohio General Assem­bly designated "Hang on Sloopy" as the State Rock Song. However, it was not put into law until May 8, 2014 when the Ohio House passed a bill to name it the "Official State Rock Song."
OSU Alumni Band
OSU Alumni Band "Hang on Sloopy"