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    Iowa State University Cyclone Varsity Marching Band played the theme song to "Coach"

    Fun fact that I just learned today: our marching band recorded the theme song to the 1990's TV series "Coach". Please tell me I'm not the only one who didn't know this until now...

    EDIT: please see loki8838's post for the full story on this (#13 in this thread)...apparently Wikipedia isn't 100% accurate (imagine that).




    Last edited by DistrictCyclone; 09-23-2012 at 11:19 PM.

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    Re: Iowa State University Cyclone Varsity Marching Band played the theme song to "Coa

    Mind blown

    The Coach opening theme by John Morris, which also served as the Minnesota State Screaming Eagles school song, bears more than a passing resemblance to the Minnesota March authored by John Phillip Sousa. The theme song was recorded by the Iowa State University Marching Band, and the band was also shown in the opening sequence of the show.
    Coach (TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




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    Re: Iowa State University Cyclone Varsity Marching Band played the theme song to "Coa

    I also had no idea. Kind of cool.



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    Re: Iowa State University Cyclone Varsity Marching Band played the theme song to "Coa

    You know why that show lasted so long? Because people never got bored after the theme song.

    You know why people never got bored after the theme song? It wasn't followed by Bells of Iowa State.


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    Re: Iowa State University Cyclone Varsity Marching Band played the theme song to "Coa

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCubswin View Post
    You know why that show lasted so long? Because people never got bored after the theme song.

    You know why people never got bored after the theme song? It wasn't followed by Bells of Iowa State.


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    Re: Iowa State University Cyclone Varsity Marching Band played the theme song to "Coa

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCubswin View Post
    It wasn't followed by Bells of Iowa State.



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    Re: Iowa State University Cyclone Varsity Marching Band played the theme song to "Coa

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCubswin View Post
    You know why that show lasted so long? Because people never got bored after the theme song.

    You know why people never got bored after the theme song? It wasn't followed by Bells of Iowa State.
    Really?? I am not a band guy at all and I love Bells.


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    Re: Iowa State University Cyclone Varsity Marching Band played the theme song to "Coa

    I still know Bells from being a Statesman...
    And I'll be singing it till the day I die.



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    Re: Iowa State University Cyclone Varsity Marching Band played the theme song to "Coa

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCubswin View Post
    You know why that show lasted so long? Because people never got bored after the theme song.

    You know why people never got bored after the theme song? It wasn't followed by Bells of Iowa State.
    There ought to be a special cave on this board just for people who dislike the Alma Mater.



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    Re: Iowa State University Cyclone Varsity Marching Band played the theme song to "Coa

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    Must spread rep.

    And also, ISUCubswin, EABOD.




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    Re: Iowa State University Cyclone Varsity Marching Band played the theme song to "Coa

    So does Iowa State get a royalty every time a syndicated re-run is shown?



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    Re: Iowa State University Cyclone Varsity Marching Band played the theme song to "Coa

    Not gonna lie I just said that to rile some people up.

    I like the song. I don't the timing of it being played during gameday. But I like the song.


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    Re: Iowa State University Cyclone Varsity Marching Band played the theme song to "Coa

    That's not entirely accurate. We did not record the theme song that was used for the bulk of the show. There was a national contest to choose one band to record a live version of the song and subsequently get aired on the show. At a halftime show that season we played a version of the theme song and morphed into a formation that spelled "COACH". That video was sent to Hollywood and we were chosen as the winners. That footage was used over the end credits of 1 episode in the mid '90s. As the winners, ABC TV paid for a cassette single to be produced with the fight song as a B-side (recorded at CY Stephens). Ironically, by the time it aired, Coach Fox had taken the job with the Orlando Breakers in the NFL. Later on, the ISUCF"V"MB director at the time, Roger Cichy, got a walk-on roll in an episode. Not sure if ABC ever caught on to it, but when Cichy arranged the song for our band, he added the last few bars of our fight song as a tag onto the Coach theme song.

    Edit: Found a youtube version of the ISUCF"V"MB version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhTPeov9mMA


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    Re: Iowa State University Cyclone Varsity Marching Band played the theme song to "Coa

    Wasn't that coach supposed to mirror Hayden Fry or something?



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    Re: Iowa State University Cyclone Varsity Marching Band played the theme song to "Coa

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCubswin View Post
    You know why that show lasted so long? Because people never got bored after the theme song.

    You know why people never got bored after the theme song? It wasn't followed by Bells of Iowa State.
    Time for my weekly "WHERE IN THE ****ITY **** IS MY NEGATIVE REP OPTION??!" rant.



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