Awards and Honors
Types of Awards
To recognize outstanding contributions to The Ohio State University Marching Band and TBDBITL Alumni Club, five distinct awards have been created: The Script Ohio Award, the Elvin Donaldson Most Inspirational Alumni Bandsman Award, the Diamond Ohio Award and Honorary Membership in TBDBITL, and the TBDBITL Certificate of Appreciation.
2021 Awards Nominations
Nominations for an award may be made for any member of the TBDBITL Alumni Club who has not previously received the award (please check individual award pages below to confirm past recipients before nominating individual(s)). Nominations must be in writing and must be made (this year) by Monday, April 27th. Please identify your candidate(s) according to each award’s criteria and write a brief statement highlighting the reasons for making the award. Please limit your statement to 250 words or less. Include your own contact information to allow the Awards Committee to contact you in the event of questions. You may mail or email your nominations to
1294 Oakwood Ave.
Columbus, OH 46206
You may also email Allison directly (if you know her email or look it up in the “members only” section). Otherwise, email it to Postmaster@tbdbitl.com with the word “Awards” in the subject line.
Nominations will be voted on by the full Board of Governors at their May meeting, with the awards being conferred at Reunion (the exception being the Certificate of Appreciation, which is voted and awarded throughout the year). The Diamond Ohio Award is selected by the Executive Committee.
Each award, along with a description and award criteria, and a list of previous winners: