The band received a letter and a shirt last year after a break from the “Top Gun” show.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Tom Cruise is a man of his word, as the actor organized a special screening of his new film “The Best Devil’s Band in the Country.”
The Ohio State University Orchestra will see “Top Gun: Maverick” at the Wexner Center for the Arts Theater on Friday, a week before the film’s official release on May 27.
Last year, the actor sent a message to the band where he praised their show dedicated to his 1986 film “Top Gun”.
Along with the note, Cruz sent them shirts from the sequel “Top Gun: Maverick” and an invitation to a private show.
“The Tribute Top Gun was fantastic. What a phenomenal performance – thank you! ” Cruz wrote. “I would like you all to be my guests at the special screening of Top Gun: Maverick in Columbus this spring.”
The band released a video in which the director of the Marching and Athletic Band Christopher Hoch reads the letter, and the participants received shirts “Top Gun: Maverick” in December.
All members of the 2021 band were invited to the session, and more than 200 students and staff are expected to attend.
The the band originally performed at the break Purdue game on November 13 to mark the 35th anniversary of the film. The sequel was due to open on November 19 before it was postponed to spring.
The performance featured a range of songs, including “Top Gun Anthem”, “Mighty Wings”, “Playing with the Boys”, “Lead Me On”, “Take My Breath Away”, “You’ve Lost That Lovin ‘Feeling”. and “Danger Zone”.
The formation included a fighter, a game of volleyball and the iconic cruise aviator sunglasses. The band also wrote “Top Gun” and “Maverick”, the nickname of Cruz’s character.