Fast, Off-field Drum Cadence
Ladies and Gentlemen... We are proud to present the Rice Owl Band, under the direction of Bert Roth and Chris Colvert. This is the largest marching band Rice University has ever fielded. The "Voice of the Rice Owl Band" is Jon Enloe.
Majestic Fanfare Company Fanfare 5, by E.C. Holland (faster; 15-20 loud musicians)
The Drum Major of the band is Norman Lanford: his assistant is David Ammerman. Carolyn Morris and Vicki Pearson are head twirlers; also featuring Jane Hanblen...Dodie Worboys...Debbie Lowe... and Linda Routh. Band president is Pat Campbell and Tom Reveley is Business Manager.
Fast Step off into drill to Robinson's Grand Entry
The Band now steps off into a precision Step off drill to the strains of the Karl King March, by Karl King, one of America's best known march composers.
Blues Marquee of Solemn Robinson
The Band would now like to pay tribute to Mr. Kit Reid, second director of the Rice Band, from 1938-1950. While Kit was a student at Rice he earned his letter "R" in pole vault and track competition. During the Big Band Era Kit played with the bands of Benny Goodman, ...Joe Venuti,... and Bob Crosby. He was also a member of the Houston Symphony for over 20 Years; but his real love was helping younger people. Kit Reid, Jr. is playing his father's favorite song... When the Saints go Marchin' In. We of the Rice Band and all of Rice University deeply appreciate the years of service Kit devoted here.
When the Saints go Marchin' In (solo trumpet)
played by Kit Reid, Jr.
[page turns over]
(brighter, start in earnest) "We're in the Money"
The Band forms a UF for United Fund to remind you that the fund drive is now in progress and needs your help. Please support this worthy cause.
... And now, another public service announcement... according to the Rice Band the exact time is (read off marquee) ... And the time is now (add 1 minute).
"My Hands" (slower, tongue in cheek)
And the temperature on the field is (marquee) degrees farenheit ... and the temperature on the field is (marquee) degrees Centigrade.
[Exact Temp: 77F, Blue Skies]
(fast) Signature Bonnet
Thank you Ladies and (not gentle) men, and now for another 30 minutes of football action. (Traditional)
the rest is a blur...
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