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    Re: Is Texas bringing their band?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneBob View Post
    I totally disagree. T&M has one of the best bands for college football halftime.
    If they do the same routine every week....I can see why they would be so good.



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    Re: Is Texas bringing their band?

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    I wish our band traveled to stadiums other than Kinnick.

    I'm not going to get fired up about the marching band one way or another, but they're definitely one of those things that separates college ball from the NFL.
    They do occassionally. In '06 we sent a pep band to Nebraska. In either '07 or '08 the full band went and played at KU. Pretty sure the full band went to the KSU games at Arrowhead the last two years as well. I'm sure they'd love to go do more as well, it's just damn expensive. Beyond travel and lodging costs you're also looking at buying 400 or so seats for a full band.

    I wonder if Texas is actually bringing the full band or just a pep band.



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    Re: Is Texas bringing their band?

    I'm told TX is bringing a pep band. Just what I'm hearing not 100%.


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    Re: Is Texas bringing their band?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneBob View Post
    I totally disagree. T&M has one of the best bands for college football halftime.
    They do exactly the same routine everytime.



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    Re: Is Texas bringing their band?

    Better question are they bringing their pom squad, and will they wear the chaps?



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    Re: Is Texas bringing their band?

    Quote Originally Posted by becrisgreg View Post
    Better question are they bringing their pom squad, and will they wear the chaps?
    thought you might want a pic so other people understand why you want this...



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    Re: Is Texas bringing their band?

    Quote Originally Posted by vmbplayer View Post
    I'm told TX is bringing a pep band. Just what I'm hearing not 100%.
    That would make the most sense. Even for Texas the logistics and cost of bringing a full marching band up for a mid-season game in Ames, IA are probably a bit much.



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    Re: Is Texas bringing their band?

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    I wish our band traveled to stadiums other than Kinnick.

    I'm not going to get fired up about the marching band one way or another, but they're definitely one of those things that separates college ball from the NFL.
    They went down to Arrowhead the two years we played Kansas State, and went to Lawrence the year before that. We also sent a pep band to Nebraska in 2007.

    The biggest problem is expense. Between the charter buses, trucks, meals, etc, it costs a lot of money to send the band anywhere. The music department doesn't have that kind of money, and neither does the Athletics dept.

    Although I'm sure if anyone wanted to make a kind donation for that purpose, that they would send them out.


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    Re: Is Texas bringing their band?

    Quote Originally Posted by rebecacy View Post
    They do exactly the same routine everytime.
    And it is follow the leader with the leader not even playing. Easiest routine you could do.



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    Re: Is Texas bringing their band?

    As much as I love the Texas fight song.. I sure hope Im not hearing it much Saturday night.



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    Re: Is Texas bringing their band?

    The majesty of college football is incomplete without the Longhorn Band.






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    Re: Is Texas bringing their band?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    As much as I love the Texas fight song.. I sure hope Im not hearing it much Saturday night.
    You'll have to take that up with this guy...



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    Re: Is Texas bringing their band?

    Yeah, I knew the band went to Arrowhead (neutral site).

    Looks like they've been at some road games I've attended (Nebraska 07) and I just didn't catch it. Lots of Steel Reserve that day.


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    Re: Is Texas bringing their band?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    As much as I love the Texas fight song.. I sure hope Im not hearing it much Saturday night.
    I loathe this song with every fiber of my being. It is the only song their band ever plays, and they play it all the time.

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    Re: Is Texas bringing their band?

    Quote Originally Posted by Palmer View Post
    TAMU band is very over-rated.
    Very much agreed.

    And yes, i wish the band could afford to travel more. Other than bowl games and @iowa, i dont think we traveled at all while i was in the band. Members the last few years have been fairly lucky in that regard



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