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    Marching Band

    I know they put new microphones in to mic the whole band this year. How did that sound? Also, what did you think of the new pregame sets?


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    Re: Marching Band

    How big is the band this year compared to recent history? I thought it looked significantly smaller but my roommate thought the exact opposite.



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    Re: Marching Band

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    How big is the band this year compared to recent history? I thought it looked significantly smaller but my roommate thought the exact opposite.
    It's about 325 this year. About 15 less than last year.


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    Re: Marching Band

    As far as the marching band goes:

    Ditch the spats. Those look awful.

    As far as pregame goes... i dont know...i dont think most people really got what was going on with the bells set. Also not really liking the removal of a lot of high stepping in pregame.



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    Re: Marching Band

    there is not a better sound than when the drums starts hitting on a saturday afternoon. THAT is the sound of college football.



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    Re: Marching Band

    No one enjoys the bells song seriously. Also call me maybe... really. That said I like cowbell.



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    Re: Marching Band

    How was the Step Shift? (yes, I'm going to continue calling it that instead...take it and run with it)



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    Re: Marching Band

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    No one enjoys the bells song seriously. Also call me maybe... really. That said I like cowbell.
    Bolded for emphasis!



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    Football is just a stupid game. Who cares who has the better football team. It's just a game.

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    Re: Marching Band

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    No one enjoys the bells song seriously. Also call me maybe... really. That said I like cowbell.
    Bells is ISU's alma mater and is one of my favorite songs the band plays.

    As far as Call me maybe.... it's been at the top of the rankings all summer... its going to get played. Beats playing only a bunch of 20 year old music.



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    Re: Marching Band

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    No one enjoys the bells song seriously. Also call me maybe... really. That said I like cowbell.
    Disagree completely...if you are talking about the Alma Mater...it is one of the nicer ones in the country. I was watching the pregame on Cyclones.TV and I loved seeing the bell formation.

    ...don't know about Call Me Maybe...I'd probably agree with you there but I didn't hear it. "Kids" love playing current hit songs though.



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    Re: Marching Band

    Quote Originally Posted by Jarrods79 View Post
    How was the Step Shift? (yes, I'm going to continue calling it that instead...take it and run with it)
    It went very well! Had a large crowd!


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    Re: Marching Band

    For the record, our director hates Call me maybe but is going to play recent stuff for the student section.


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    Re: Marching Band

    More Cowbell!



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    Re: Marching Band

    So what all did you do to pregame past some change-ups to the formations and having the alternates in the back from last year?



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    Re: Marching Band

    i agree. I think its almost shameful how there is a huge lack of interest in our alma mater song. I think we may be the only big 12 school who doesn't take the singing of our alma mater seriously.
    I recall at the pinstripe bowl how respectful Rutgers was when we sang our alma mater (hats off, being quite, etc...), and how shocked they were at the lack of fans paying any form of attention whatsoever.



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