This article is from the College marching band FAQ, by Adam Elman email@example.com, Meredith McClurg firstname.lastname@example.org, Patrick Neschleba email@example.com and Craig Moe firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Picnic Day is a festival at UC Davis held on some Saturday every April.
Picnic Day (also known as "Davis Day" to the LSJUMB) includes a parade in
the morning, and a "Battle of the Bands" in the afternoon. The rules of
the Battle are simple: each band has a turn to play a song. If you repeat
a song that you or any other band has played, you're out. If you miss
your turn (including leaving), you're out. If you play another school's
traditional closer/fight song, you're out. The usual participants are the
UC Davis Aggie Band-uh, the Cal Band, the LSJUMB, and the Humboldt State
Marching Lumberjacks. In recent years, they've been joined by the UCSD
pep band, as well as a couple of other bands at various times.