TODAY | November 02, 2013
>> get to learn one of the oldest and toughest band routines across the country and i was actually given the privilege of dotting the i in that ohio and let's just say i'm still recovering from it.y
>> reporter: before they were super. magical. or thrillers. the best band in the land had one consistent crowd pleaser. the script ohio and ohio state half time tradition since 1936 . the rhine knooutine known to everyone in the buckeye state but not to this jersey girl . wow. complicated.
>> reporter: is that what i used to do? that's right. i get to dot the i. the top honor in ohio . that's is some dreams to get to the senior year and dot the i.
>> it's the dream of ohio since they were this high.
>> i never had one lesson but i needed a little training from the expert. hello.
>> good to meet you.
>> nice to meet you too. first up, %?tv?marching. how hard can it be? okay.
>> bring that in. this is parallel and this is perpendicular to the ground.
>> okay. that is every step?
>> every step.
>> reporter: that is exhausting!
>> reporter: well, i missed -- i need focus right now. my foot is cramping ?m eight. this isn't going well. i know what i'm missing. this is a lot of weight on my shoulders. a 40-pound saxophone. that will make things easier. and throw in some high kicks . do i have to hop like that? unfortunately, it's too late for me to grow any arm muscles. oh, no! rehearsal time is over. ready or not, here we go.
>> 1, 2, ready, turn!
>> reporter: i'm feeling pretty good until my first crossing point. i'm quickly becoming a liability. sorry! after three minutes of colliding -- i mean, marching, the grand finale . a quick high five, my signal to go dot that i! my arms are shaking. i'm out of breath! but i am sure full of pride! yes! i could play this all day!
>> that weighs 40 pounds. then when you try to take your hat off and do this.
>> watch yourself.
>> they make it look easy. they are so good at it but it looks like a lot of hard work.
>> it is a lot of hard work and everyone who dots the i only dots the i once. they have to be a senior and played in the band all four years and they have to audition to even get the chance to dot the