Thanks to some hard-nosed student journalists, a recent sexual harassment case involving the Michigan State marching band director has come to light 10 months after the school attempted to address the matter internally.
America’s War on Marching Bands continues apace. The Rice MOB angered Baylor fans with a Title IX-themed show. The Stanford Band was suspended for the semester, which they maintain is about the school prioritizing its image over student life. And now the Columbia University Marching Band, of which I am an alum, is …
The Rice University Marching Owl Band performed a “tribute” to Baylor’s sexual assault scandal by forming a “IX” in front of the visiting team’s seating section:
Kansas State officials continue to apologize for anyone they might have offended by Saturday’s Jayhawk-vs-dong marching band formation, while insisting there was “no ill intention.” The Star Trek-themed program purported to show the U.S.S. Enterprise attacking a “horrible space creature,” but to nearly everyone it…
This is, supposedly, the Kansas State band as the U.S.S. Enterprise “encountering a horrible space creature.” It looks a lot more like the Kansas Jayhawk performing fellatio.
We make fun of Jumbotron marriage proposals a bunch, but using Southern University's Human Jukebox to propose? That takes some confidence.
Pat Fenis and the rest of the Ohio State marching band performed a Wizard of Oz-themed halftime show at the Buckeyes' game last Saturday. The jumping and dancing scarecrow was the best part. Michigan, of course, represented the Wicked Witch of the West.
Sure, it's inconvenient when you want to kick and you're hemmed in by some big stupid marching band. But on the other hand, do you know a better way to simulate kicking in the midst of an onrushing defense?
The Ohio State marching band is back doing fun stuff. This time it's celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, and it's complete with marching soldiers and firing cannons. Very cool!
The Ohio State band performed an impressive Michael Jackson tribute last week. Yesterday, the band played a medley of movie theme songs, which doesn't sound that impressive until you watch Harry Potter riding on a broomstick or a T-Rex walking across the field and remember, "Oh yeah, those are people."
Just a remarkable piece of choreography here from the Buckeye band at halftime of Saturday's win over Iowa. The show was a tribute to Michael Jackson (see the whole thing here), and the highlight was this moonwalking MJ silhouette.
We're not sure when this happened, but it was uploaded to YouTube last week and it's getting around the internet today, so here we are. We do know that's the marching band from Lake Travis (Texas) High School, and we also know that pileup of sousaphone players was not supposed to be part of their routine. Yet the band…
The last time we checked in on the Ohio University Marching 110, they were doing a "pretty good" rendition of Psy's "Gangnam Style." (Their performance of "Party Rock Anthem" isn't bad, either.) But during halftime of last night's bout against Marshall, the 110 gave their take on The Song Of The Summer.
Thanks to Logan who sent in this photo of the Rice MOB (Marching Owl Band)'s performance at halftime of last night's season opener against UCLA. It seems, judging from Twitter, that the entire show was USC-themed—maybe some common ground with their Bruin opponents, or maybe just taking advantage of the Owls' only game…
Is the brunt of the recession over? Not for college football programs, some of which are being forced to take tinier charter planes to their bowl games. This is truly upsetting.
Some science egghead says that marching band is just as difficult as football: "You get a level of competition and athleticism that is equal to a Division I athletic program." Someone should give that guy a wedgie. [Reuters]