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College marching band FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about college marching bands that appear on the newsgroup rec.arts.marching.band.college.

This FAQ about college marching bands that appear on the newsgroup rec.arts.marching.band.college was compiled and written by Adam Elman aelman@cs.stanford.edu, Meredith McClurg mcclurg@minerva.cis.yale.edu, Patrick Neschleba pjnesch@stanfordalumni.org and Craig Moe craigmoe@mindspring.com with numerous contributions by others.

-01 What is a college marching band?
Go to any major American college football game, stay through halftime, ...
-02 What are drum & bugle corps?
Drum and Bugle Corps (often called Drum Corps for short) are ...
-03 What are Kappa Kappa Psi (KKP) and Tau Beta Sigma (TBS)?
Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma are honorary service ...
-04 What is rec.arts.marching.band.college?
Simply put, rec.arts.marching.band.college is for the discussion of,...
-05 Who is the oldest marching band? (college marching band)
This is a matter of some debate (ah, understatement...). The ...
-06 Who has the biggest marching band? (college marching band)
Well, this obviously varies from year to year, but you can usually ...
-07 What is the Sudler trophy? (college marching band)
The Sudler Trophy is an award given annually by the John Philip Sousa ...
-08 Who reads rec.arts.marching.band.college?
Although Gordon Henderson, director of the UCLA Band, was once quoted ...
-09 What is netiquette? (rec.arts.marching.band.college)
Before you post to r.a.m.b.c. or any other newsgroup, there are a few ...
-10 How much should I trim down quoted passages? (rec.arts.marching.band.college)
As much as possible, leaving just enough of the quote to remind ...
-11 Do people care about spelling? (rec.arts.marching.band.college)
Your ability to spell is a reflection of the time you spent on ...
-12 I am new to the group. What should I do? (rec.arts.marching.band.college)
Don't post right away. We aren't going anywhere. You should read ...
-13 My director/staff/drum major is an incompetent slob/idiot/moron. (rec.arts.marching.band.college)
Think before you post. As we mentioned above, many people from all over ...
-14 My drum corps has openings... (rec.arts.marching.band.college)
Stop and think a minute. Most drum corps participants are going to choose ...
-15 Who is the best marching band? (college marching band)
Please, please, please don't ask. EVERYBODY thinks their band is ...
-16 Does Stanford/UVA/Rice/The Ivy League suck? (college marching band)
Sometimes, but not because they don't march. Understanding ...
-17 Does USC suck? (college marching band)
Sometimes, but not because they play one song. Understanding ...
-18 Which band was in the movie...? (college marching band)
Aces: Iron Eagle III: University of ...
-19 Which band was banned from where? (college marching band)
A short timeline:...
-20 Did the Stanford Band really urinate on the field at halftime? (college marching band)
No. Two really drunk bandmembers relieved themselves on a grassy ...
-21 Have you heard the story about the band on the plane? (college marching band)
Yep. We've heard it about many bands on many planes. How much of it ...
-22 Why don't marching bands get more TV time? (college marching band)
There are numerous reasons, among them the legal hassle in obtaining ...
-23 Who originated the "Let's Go cheer? (college marching band)
The earliest appearance of the cheer was at Michigan, where it's known ...
-24 What's up with the "Hey!" song? (college marching band)
The Hey song, a.k.a. Dr. Who, a.k.a. Vamp a.k.a. a host of ...
-25 Do you know any Anti-Fight Songs? (college marching band)
Why yes we do. People are reluctant to post them, however, as they have ...
-26 What is Picnic Day? (college marching band)
Picnic Day is a festival at UC Davis held on some Saturday every April. ...
-27 What is the ACC Battle of the Bands? (college marching band)
A basketball tournament between the nine bands of the ACC that began ...
-28 Newsgroups and mailing lists (college marching band)
Other newsgroups which may be of interest to r.a.m.b.c. readers:...
-29 WWW Band info (college marching band)
Lots of bands are out on the Web these days. The canonical list of ...
-30 Acknowledgments (rec.arts.marching.band.college)
Original Authors: Adam Elman, LSJUMB ...









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