The Skull Session started as a last minute practice or dress rehearsal for the Ohio State Marching Band. The Skull Session happens 2 hours before each home game and is the last chance for the band to run through their pregame and halftime music for that day's game. This practice was opened to the public and became a huge event. The OSUMB now has over 10,000 people that attend each Skull Session for each home game. The Skull Session starts with the opposing teams band or a local high school band performing for 30 -45 minutes before the event, and then Ohio State's Band marches in to their drum cadences. After the OSUMB marches in the OSU Football team will enter and a senior captain will deliver a short speech, followed by a speech from the current head coach (Urban Meyer). OSU then allows the visiting band to play one more song and then OSU plays their pregame (including the Ramp Entrance and Script Ohio) followed by their halftime music (which is a different show each week performed from memory). The Skull Session ends with the OSUMB marching over to the stadium to begin the game.