Band is staged (standard TIL pre-set) off the field, roughly at the corners.
Turnin' it Loose (I Can't Turn You Loose)
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Reliant Stadium. Here it is, the year two-thousand eight, and much of the music we hear today is pre-programmed electronic disco. We rarely get the opportunity to hear master bluesmen practice their craft. At this rate, the music known as "The Blues" will be available only in the classical records section of your local public library. So while we still can, please welcome the blues band of South Main — the Marching... Owl... Band!
At pre-determined cue points in the music, the groups at each corner (one at a time) run out to form the letters...
R I C E
dollar sign ($)
In this cash-strapped winter, we learned that Santa was taking advantage of the bear markets. For instance, he got free shares of G-M stock with the purchase of a new sleigh. And he got bulk discounts on his deliveries to Wall Street — of course, all he delivered there was coal.
Bank executives enter the field carrying money bags galore. Santa enters in his sleigh and takes the bags from the executives, instead leaving them each with a heaping bag of coal.
After Hurricane Ike, we learned to survive without fresh food or air conditioning in the gulf coast humidity. When we hear, "Houston, we have a problem," our response is that "failure is not an option." And after every storm comes the promise of a new day ... and a new roof.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Show Assistants™ unfurl long streams of colors from the rainbow at midfield, toward the sideline.
[during applause immediately after 'Rainbow' ...]
Houston, Texas... The MOB salutes you.
Our best experience of the year has been with the Rice Owls football team, and of course you, the fans. We ended last year in Dante's Inferno, but now we've ascended to David Bailiff's paradise.
You know... you really make us want to Shout!
Exit the field directly to the sideline.
[wait for WMU performance to end, then join the WMU band on field...]
Deep in the Heart of Texas
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