The Ohm Beads Marching Band Collection Makes it’s Debut

This Ohm Beads blog article alerts readers to the arrival of a new release; the Ohm Beads Marching Band collection.

Ohm Beads have been the focus of much discussion recently at Endangered Trolls, both in regards to their individual styling and their compatibility with other brands. I’ve maintained for some time that Ohm Beads have their own sense of identity and I find an enormous amount of humour in their designs. The latest release from Ohm Beads encompasses this perfectly for me.

I’d like to say from the start that I’ve never had any involvement with a marching band and indeed, my personal interest in learning to play an instrument was relatively short lived. With this in mind, I don’t feel I have any personal bias towards these beads. Theoretically, the designs shouldn’t resonate with me. I’m not a sporting fan, or rather, I’m a keen equestrian enthusiast and that is certainly not the realm of a marching band! I don’t play an instrument, so they offer no personal representation for me either. These points aside, I find this new series of Ohm Beads adorably cute.

For the benefit of new readers or those unfamiliar with the brand, Ohm Beads are fully compatible with all major charm and bead brands, including Pandora.

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Ohm Beads Marching Band

The Ohm Beads Marching Band collection constitutes ten individual designs, all representing essential musical components. They’re all small, chubby designs and some carry instruments larger than themselves. To summarise, they’re exceptionally cute.

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As mentioned a total of ten beads are represented in this series and these are as follows:-

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Ohm Beads Marching Band

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Ohm Beads Marching Band Ordering Details

The Ohm Beads Marching Band series is available now with immediate shipping – no preorder this time! Clicking on the link below will open the landing page in a new window:-

Ohm Beads Marching Band Summary

For me this series summarises what Ohm Beads is about perfectly. They strive to represent more everyday interests and activities while adding their characteristic humour. I’ll be offering in depth reviews of the entire Ohm Beads Marching Band series in the coming week so if these charms intrigue you, be sure to check back regularly.

As always, I’m keen to hear the thoughts of my readers. Have you ever been involved with any kind of marching band? Are you passionate about a particular musical instrument? Do these beads tempt you? Specifically would you wear one individually or strive for the entire set? Hit the comments and let me know!

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Comments
  1. Bethany

    Hi Victoria,

    I’ve played the flute for 30 years so was very interested in these, and since I’m somewhat rotund as well, this does look like a self-portrait – just needs longer hair! I was never in a marching band, but certainly was in more bands and orchestras than I can remember as a child 😀

    But I’m not sure I could split the band up – I love the way they’re marching round the bracelet and it was a good idea to leave off colours as well, although a couple of TB stars & Stripes beads would look great at either end. So I’d want to get the full set just as an extra bracelet, rather than mixing & matching – they’ll certainly be going on the ever-expanding wish list…

    • endangeredtrolls

      Hi Bethany 🙂

      I actually have the full set of these charms and they really are so super cute 🙂 They’re absolutely brimming with character and despite the fact they shouldn’t appeal to me (don’t play an instrument, never been in a marching band and not a sports fan), I still really like them 😀

      I do like your idea of adding a couple of the Stars and Stripes glass too 😀 I’m thinking some people could use glass in the colours of a favourite team or their own band uniform perhaps.

      I’m starting to snap some pictures of these shortly so I’ll be offering reviews.

      I think you’re right about keeping them together though..

      Kind Regards
      Victoria

  2. Angela

    Victoria,
    Good heavens,I have said I was not really into Ohm beads but this set is just too cute. My boys played sports that usually had a band and cheerleaders present. They were also on teams that marched in parades and once or twice fancied playing instruments so I may just have to get this set as it evokes fun memories.

    I am pleased they released and feature it as a set .I like the set in its entirety,individually not too impressive. As a band,very original. I would want the whole set. What is the price and are there price breaks for getting the whole set?.

    • endangeredtrolls

      Hi Angela,

      These are very special I think. They’re super cute (I love how rounded they are and in some cases, the instruments are bigger than the characters.) I also really like that they make up a complete set.

      I’ve actually been a little quick with this preview as Ohm Beads won’t be actively promoting them until Thursday. Perhaps then they will reveal whether there will be an incentive for those interested in purchasing the complete set. In my eyes, this would make absolute sense but you never know..

      I started photographing my own today so reviews will be due over the next week. These charms absolutely shouldn’t appeal to me as personally, I’ve no involvement with anything they represent but still, they’re so cute!

      Kind Regards
      Victoria

  3. Debbie

    How lovely this set is 🙂 I think this is where Ohm really niche themselves with super cute characters doing everyday things.

    I played the recorder at school and I also learned the classical guitar, but apart from that I have no special link to marching bands, but I really do like this set. What a nice set to collect just for the joy of owning them, and I should imagine that anyone with links to marching bands will adore them.

    /hugs

    • endangeredtrolls

      Oh my word – we were all forced to play the recorder and what an utterly tuneless instrument this generally is in the hand of a group of under 10s!

      I remember very briefly wanting to join the majorettes at infant school.. so I would have been under 5 or 6 years old. My mum bought me a sparkly baton and I think I managed to turn it into a weapon so it was a short lived dream.

      There we have it – I openly admitted my closest encounter with this kind of thing. Junior school forced recorder playing and a weaponised baton 😉

      /hugs

      • Ashley

        Am I showing my age too much by asking what the heck kind of instrument is a recorder?? 🙂

        • endangeredtrolls

          No I don’t think so.

          It’s a type of woodwind instrument you can see here:- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recorder_(musical_instrument)

          They’re common in schools in the UK and Europe at least as they’re so cheap to buy. They also don’t require any pitching or tuning. Certainly when I was growing up, it was a common requirement that every child had a recorder 😉 I’m sure in the right hands they can be pleasant but in the hands of over or under enthusiastic 7 year olds with limited musical talents, they’re vile!

  4. Debbie

    haha!! that made me laugh out loud Victoria!!! I remember my friend was so bad at the recorder that she got downgraded to the triangle 😉 I tried to play the trumpet, but I could only make it emit rude noises, so I quickly gave up 😉

    • endangeredtrolls

      She got downgraded?! Oh bless her! 🙁 I can remember we all had to have a recorder and every year there would be school concerts for Easter and Christmas.. looking back, I can only imagine how painful they must have been! :p

      I had piano lessons for a while, but it never really enthused me I must admit 😀

      I can’t stop laughing at your poor friend and her triangle 😀

  5. Angela

    Wow …. laughing about the downgrade,recorder and the triangle, plus my own feeble attempts at playing the Piano. My Mummy was determined I should learn how to play, how I hated those lessons..
    I am thinking this is a happy set, and will surely bring a lot of smiles laughs and conversations..Hope we wont have to give up body parts to be able to afford the set.

    • endangeredtrolls

      You summarised it perfectly Angela – it’s a happy set and even for those of us who aren’t musically inclined, perhaps it will bring about nostalgic, fond conversations just like this one? 😀

      I’ve been contacted by Ohm Beads who have read through everyone’s comments and they wanted me to pass on that they’re trying to sort something regarding offering the Marching Band as a complete set 🙂 They hadn’t predicted the demand for this so there are no details but they are now actively working on it!

      Yay!

      Kind Regards
      Victoria

  6. Ashley

    My son is in sixth grade now and has been playing the trumpet since fifth grade. He loves playing the trumpet and is quite good at it too! He’s been keeping “first chair” for several weeks now, so proud of him! He’s too young now to be in a marching band but they start next year for seventh grade. Ohh I can’t wait! Like you Victoria, I never learned to play any instruments. But b/c of my sweet son, I MUST get these little fella’s!

    I definitely think these little marching band charms are perfect! When your looking at them from the front, the brim of their hat looks like they have blindfold’s on! lol
    At first before I knew they were a marching band, I thought they were actually NINJAS. Hahaha! 🙂

    • endangeredtrolls

      They’re so cute Ashley and you’re going to love them 😀 They’re all quite chubby, their hats are falling down their faces and in some cases the instruments are larger than they are 😉 They’ll be a perfect representation for you and the little trumpet player is arguably one of the best I think 😀

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