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The Ohio State Marching Band cheered the Buckeyes on in a National Championship, and now it’ll be part of celebrating the Cleveland Cavaliers’ NBA Championship win during the parade on Wednesday.

Over 100 members of the Marching and Athletic bands will depart at 6 a.m. Wednesday for downtown Cleveland, arriving in time for the 11 a.m. parade.

The Cavaliers broke a 52-year championship drought for Cleveland by winning Game 7 of the NBA Finals against Golden State Warriors on Sunday night.

“This long-awaited championship is so special for the entire state of Ohio, and we’re proud to be representing the university as part of the celebration,” said Chris Hoch, director of marching and athletic bands, in an email.

On Tuesday, Gov. John Kasich issued a proclamation declaring Wednesday as Cleveland Cavaliers Day.

“Cleveland fans are defined by their undying loyalty,” the proclamation reads, and encourages people across Ohio to sport Cavs’ wine and gold colors on Wednesday.

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