Ladies and gentlemen:
Appearing for the first time this season – a group that is known from College Station to the Astrodome – the Showband of South Main – the 1976 MOB!
Band runs onto field during pauses in above presentation.
As you may know, our critics often point to an apparent lack of precision in our marching formations. Instead, they praise the well-rehearsed drills of other college bands: the ones that send people rushing to the concession stands, and have been known to put small children to sleep. Tonight, we will prove that we can do everything other bands can do – better.
Let us begin with a drill called the counter-march, which is very popular with college military bands. In the MOB, we call this manuever "advancing to the rear!"
Band marches up field and back to "Colonel Bogey Theme."
Up in Austin, the college band does a routine called the diamond drill. This university, of course, is best known for having established the famous Monte Carlo, Cutlass, T-Bird, and Corvette football scholarships. In addition, they give music scholarships to people who carry flags. The MOB is not as fortunate, however, and we ask our people to perform double duty.
Diamonds march at each other with jousting poles. Casualties result; emergency corps runs out on field to assist.
Some of the all-male bands do a little gay routine called the pinwheel. The MOB got a peek at their practice sessions, and this is how they went...
Band turns around two giant Maypoles.
The marching bands in the Texas Panhandle can be so big, they must compensate for the curvature of the earth in their formations. They do a routine called the circle drill, which was an idea they got while making oil wells, and their music features several herds of majorettes. The MOB is so small, of course, that they travel in Volkswagens on band trips. Nevertheless, we, too, are proud to introduce our new twirlers!
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