Football players aren’t the only ones at Ohio State going through practice to prepare for the upcoming season.

Members of the Ohio State University Marching Band are also working through their paces for this season’s gameday performances.

During the band’s first official practice of the season last week, senior drum major Konner Barr, a strategic communications major from Gahanna, led sousaphonist Cody Faist, a senior civil engineering major from Galloway, toward midfield to “dot the i” in Script Ohio.

Faist will reprise his prominent role at the season-opening football game against Oregon State in Ohio Stadium on Sept. 1.