Ohio University's Marching 110 will perform Sunday during halftime of the Cincinnati Bengals football game against the Denver Broncos. The Bengals' season opener begins at 1 p.m. at Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati.
It will be the third consecutive year the Marching 110 has performed at a Bengals home game and the ninth time overall. The band, which has 217 members this fall, has played for nine different NFL teams during its illustrious history, including the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers.
"It's exciting for the students to play at large venues like Paul Brown Stadium and it's also good exposure for the band and the university," said Marching 110 Director Richard Suk.
Sunday's appearance will join an already impressive list of national venues the band has played in recent years. In 2005, the band served as the lead band in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
The Marching 110 has compiled a busy fall season schedule that includes a performance during the Bobcats' football game at the University of Tennessee on Saturday, Sept. 26 and an appearance in the 121st Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on New Year's Day. For a complete listing of the band's 2009 schedule, visit www.marching110.org.
-- George Mauzy