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    Not a Band Geek, but this is Awesome

    I wish the Iowa State University Varsity Marching band was 1/10th this clever. Must have been a heck of a long time to learn and perfect this little routine.





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    Re: Not a Band Geek, but this is Awesome

    Theyre definitely a solid college marching band.... with a nice budget to back it up. A million dollar budget goes a long way.


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    Re: Not a Band Geek, but this is Awesome

    what does a budget have to do with marching patterns?


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    Re: Not a Band Geek, but this is Awesome

    Totes helped them win that game, too.



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    Re: Not a Band Geek, but this is Awesome

    That's pretty impressive



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    Re: Not a Band Geek, but this is Awesome

    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    what does a budget have to do with marching patterns?
    I dont know the particulars of their budget and how they spend it, but more $$ can pay for a better drill writer, better arrangements (their instrumentation means custom-arranging to fit them) and you can certainly see it in the special effects theyve worked into many of their shows (smoke, pyrotechnics)

    Its hard to compare a band like the OSU band to the one at ISU though. OSU is able to be very selective (only about half of auditionees make the ensemble), and is all brass and percussion which makes it easier to design cool drill when you can have smaller numbers while still putting out the same level of sound (theyre very close to being a drum corps).



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    Re: Not a Band Geek, but this is Awesome

    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    what does a budget have to do with marching patterns?
    A lot.

    http://osumarchingband.com/facilities/

    - Paid student employees and paid staff (not only volunteer student staff like ISU),
    - Two sets of horns for each student provided (one "practice" and one "game"), both of which are in probably better condition than the ISUCF'V'MB, of which ISU can't provide for everyone,
    - Dedicated facilities, practice rooms, storage lockers, instrument repair staff, and member lounges,
    - Paperless drill and music via iPads,
    - High-Def cameras overhead and ground level, displayed across 6 screens and 2 projectors, of marching formations,
    - Dedicated offices for directors, uniforms, instruments, repair, trainers, music, Audio/Video,

    And this is all solely for the marching band, not the entire department of music.




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    Re: Not a Band Geek, but this is Awesome

    Quote Originally Posted by ZachsterPoke View Post
    A lot.

    http://osumarchingband.com/facilities/

    - Paid student employees and paid staff (not only volunteer student staff like ISU),
    - Two sets of horns for each student provided (one "practice" and one "game"), both of which are in probably better condition than the ISUCF'V'MB, of which ISU can't provide for everyone,
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    And this is all solely for the marching band, not the entire department of music.
    Not to mention all the sexing going on there.



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    Re: Not a Band Geek, but this is Awesome

    Quote Originally Posted by ZachsterPoke View Post
    A lot.

    http://osumarchingband.com/facilities/

    - Paid student employees and paid staff (not only volunteer student staff like ISU),
    - Two sets of horns for each student provided (one "practice" and one "game"), both of which are in probably better condition than the ISUCF'V'MB, of which ISU can't provide for everyone,
    - Dedicated facilities, practice rooms, storage lockers, instrument repair staff, and member lounges,
    - Paperless drill and music via iPads,
    - High-Def cameras overhead and ground level, displayed across 6 screens and 2 projectors, of marching formations,
    - Dedicated offices for directors, uniforms, instruments, repair, trainers, music, Audio/Video,

    And this is all solely for the marching band, not the entire department of music.
    quick, someone compile a list of the top 10 marching band budgets in the US and then provide a list of the best/worst bang for the buck bands in the land



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    Re: Not a Band Geek, but this is Awesome

    Quote Originally Posted by MeanDean View Post
    I wish the Iowa State University Varsity Marching band was 1/10th this clever. Must have been a heck of a long time to learn and perfect this little routine.



    Why does another school with great resources and great band lead to a back handed shot at our marching band? It's a freaking 1 credit course that takes up a huge amount of those students' time.



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    Re: Not a Band Geek, but this is Awesome

    Quote Originally Posted by InAWord View Post
    Why does another school with great resources and great band lead to a back handed shot at our marching band? It's a freaking 1 credit course that takes up a huge amount of those students' time.
    We also paid extra for the course



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    Re: Not a Band Geek, but this is Awesome

    Quote Originally Posted by MeanDean View Post
    I wish the Iowa State University Varsity Marching band was 1/10th this clever. Must have been a heck of a long time to learn and perfect this little routine.

    Even if ISU did come up with a routine that's just as clever, more than half the crowd would still go out to the tailgating lots to drink more during halftime and miss it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by InAWord View Post
    Why does another school with great resources and great band lead to a back handed shot at our marching band? It's a freaking 1 credit course that takes up a huge amount of those students' time.
    Indeed. I mean if we're going to compare unequal things, im sure we could drop a list of drum corps shows that would blow away anything Ohio State has ever done, but that wouldnt be a fair contest to have either, both due to there being different goals for the ensembles and the rehearsal time being way different. Not all shows from that world would fit in a college football stadium (not to mention impossible to put together on a college rehearsal schedule) but id love to see what reaction a show ending like this would get on a gameday given the reaction some of the shows ohio state has done have gotten recently.





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    Re: Not a Band Geek, but this is Awesome

    Is that a Wookiee out there in the middle of the rifle spinning line?



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    Re: Not a Band Geek, but this is Awesome

    I certainly didn't mean any disrespect to our band, but was just blown away by the difference in what I saw on the video versus what I see every week at the Jack. I had no idea their marching band resources were so Texas-like.


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