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Harry Potter Is the Latest Must-See Marching Band Magic

Marching bands are having a pop culture moment! Videos have been popping up of some wildly impressive routines from college football marching bands highlighting music from Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, and Beyoncé. This past weekend, Ohio State University's marching band — locally nicknamed "The Best Damn Band in the Land" — put on a tribute to Hollywood blockbusters. The music is great, but the skilled formations in the shape of moving dinosaurs and Harry Potter on a broom are just crazy and amazing. Take a look at the performance, as well as the other recent shows that made headlines!

Ohio State University's Tribute to Hollywood Blockbusters

Starting with Superman's iconic logo and theme music, the OSU band made its way through several Hollywood classics, including Jurassic Park, at the school's Oct. 26 game. This is worth watching simply because they make a dinosaur — that walks!

Michigan Marching Band's Tribute to Beyoncé

Though Beyoncé couldn't make it to Michigan's Sept. 7 game, the pop star recorded a very special message for the fans, which they played right before the band's homage to her catalogue. It's impressive because it was a night game, so there's also a stupendous light show happening.

Watch more after the jump.

Ohio State University Loves Michael Jackson

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson's Bad, the Ohio State marching band put on quite the halftime show on Oct. 19 in tribute to the King of Pop.

Cal Band's Britney Spears Show

Beginning with "Toxic," the University of California at Berkeley brought some competition to the field with a tribute to Britney Spears on Oct. 12 during the Rose Bowl. Spears even gave the band a cute shout-out!

Ohio State's Tribute to Animated Movies

Shrek, The Little Mermaid, and The Lion King are just a few of the movies showcased in Ohio State's Aug. 31 halftime show. They make a Simba, you guys.

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