Justin Argentine, a senior and drummer for the band, and Becca Vallera, a sophomore flugelhorn player, will be on the field for the pre-game activities and for halftime ceremonies during the battle between the two college football giants, according to Rose Angelica, longtime local music instructor and member of the OSU Alumni Marching Band.
"I taught them both," said Angelica
, adding both studied under her
and took private lessons.
...Angelica said he was a dedicated and serious student. "Justin was a very determined, very serious student," said Angelica, adding he is a drum squad leader with the OSU Band.
practiced constantly and wanted to be the best he
also very proficient on trumpet as well as drums," continued Angelica
"This is (Vallera's) first year in the band," said Angelica
, adding she was cut from the roster her freshman year but auditioned again and made it in the band this year.
said both were fine musicians who deserved the honor of marching with one of the nation's finest college marching bands.
"Neither one of them is a music major, but they both made it in the (OSU) band," said Angelica