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 Bandsperson Award, the Diamond Ohio Award, Honorary Membership in the TBDBITL Alumni Club, and the 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)). This year’s nominations must be in writing and must be made by Wednesday, June 30th. 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

Allison Pallard
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 the July 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.


Additional information

Script Ohio Award

Overview The Script Ohio Award has been established to honor an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the excellence of The Ohio State University Marching Band,...

Elvin Donaldson Most Inspirational Alumni Bandsperson Award

Overview The Elvin Donaldson Most Inspirational Alumni Bandsperson Award honors an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the TBDBITL Alumni Club. The award...

Honorary Membership

Overview To recognize contributions to the programs of The Ohio State University Marching Band, the TBDBITL Alumni Club and its activities, Honorary Membership in the...

Diamond Ohio Award

Overview The Diamond Ohio Award has been established to honor an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the TBDBITL Alumni Club. The nominee...

Certificate of Appreciation

Overview The TBDBITL Alumni Club has established an award to recognize and thank people who have assisted The Ohio State University Marching Band Alumni (or...

The Order du Le Regiment de Sambre et Meuse

Overview The Order du Le Regiment de Sambre et Meuse has been established to honor an individual who has, through selfless determination, performed works that have demonstrably...