BAND CALLED TO ATTENTION
Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing a totally different concept in halftime entertainment: the MOB – the 1971 Marching Owl Band. Today the MOB depicts, in its unquestionably unique style, several national problems which currently plague the U.S. The show is entitled "The State of the Union" – and to start if off, The MOB marches to a traditional song of the Union – "Yankee Doodle."
Connect the dots, ladies and gentlemen, and you have a map of the United States.
BAND FORMS HILL
The first formation is a hill, and is dedicated to a figure in American politics. Spiro Agnew has been the target of a great deal of kidding since he took office, and in this same good-natured spirit and not one of serious criticism the MOB dedicates the following song to Mr. Agnew – "The Fool on the Hill."
BAND FORMS SHIP CHANNEL
The problem of pollution is acquiring increasing urgency every day. In Houston, the symbol of pollution is the ship channel. The MOB has formed the Houston Ship Channel and now plays "Moon River."
BAND FORMS DOLLAR BILL.
The state of the economy is illustrated next. The MOB shows US economic tendencies by forming a dollar bill and playing "Big Spender."
BAND FORMS CENT MARK.
The effect of the spending policy is shown as the dollar bill is transformed into a cent mark. The plight of the American taxpayer is stated in "I Got Plenty o' Nothin'!"
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We now direct your attention to a presentation on the field by Bill Whitmore.
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