August 9, 2003

bands cool. band members, not so much.

POST #    285

while at the university of michigan, you learn a few things besides what they teach you in class. you learn that if you aren't into sports, you should learn to at least tolerate them and you should go to football games. for me, these lessons were not needed. something most people do learn, is to appreciate the bands at the school - from the marching band to the various pep bands. the pecking order went from the michigan marching band, to hockey pep band, to the basketball pep band (i had issues with the musical selections of the bball band).

the michigan marching bands is arguably one of the best in the nation, with many things that make it great. besides the classic fight song that they play at all times, they can play almost every type of music. there is nothing quite like the moments before a football game when the band takes the field to start the day. while i have some bad memories of the band (they all revolve around them practicing near my apartment every morning during football season), the work they do is outstanding. hell, you can even buy their music (i recommend a saturday tradition).

i guess the inspiration for this post is the movie drumline, which i watched tonight. despite the topic of marching bands, it was quite an entertaining movie.

"baaaaand, take the field!"

the blues brother formation (the best, in my opinion)

Posted by tien mao in Concerts/Music, Movies at 2:12 AM



Tien, I still think we could have taken the entire Michigan B-Ball band.

Posted by: John at August 11, 2003 10:24 AM

i agree, the bball band consisted of a bunch of chumps. especially that one dude.

Posted by: tien at August 11, 2003 10:40 AM

"Hey, we are down by 30 points, lets play the Michigan fight song over and over and over again."

To this day, I believe that is the only song they knew how to play.

Posted by: John at August 11, 2003 11:11 AM

You... U of M band is kewl... don't be dis'n em.

Posted by: Skewed at November 22, 2003 7:46 AM

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