Top 10 reasons to become a MOBster
10. Our Uniforms Rock
Wearing our dark pinstriped suit and a fedora, you'll be classier
than you ever thought you could be (wearing a band uniform). Add
a pair of dark sunglasses for a touch of badass.
Designed by us, for us; these digs don't feel like your
traditional band uniform.
Pimp your fedora. Halo's Master Chief, sequenced LEDs, stuffed
walruses, or simply plain: customize it with whatever strikes your fancy!
Crazy ties. (Hey, you'll learn how to tie a knot.)
9. The Music
It's like Rock Band
, but with real
- Back in Black (AC/DC)
- U + Ur Hand (Pink)
- Walkin' on the Sun (Smash Mouth)
- our signature song, that rock classic: Louie, Louie
And don't let those examples limit your imagination.
We play music of all kinds
, with filing cabinets filled to
the brim with awesome arrangements of popular tunes.
8. Mad Props
The Show Assistants™
add that extra special something to
our performances, including some awesome oversized props that might make
your local theatre tech jealous.
- police cars
- pirate ships (with rigging)
- an X-Wing fighter
- The Titanic
- macroscopic Buckyballs
- giant tortillas, in flight!
7. The World is Your Stage
We perform on the largest stage Rice University has to offer, in front
of audiences counted in the thousands — occasionally greater than
The media loves us, and not only the local news. We've made television
appearances on MTV, FOX Sports, and ESPN! Our shows have drawn national
media attention on more than one occasion.
The MOB is unlike any other band most people have ever seen. With our
sharp wit, non-traditional instrumentation, and theatrical skits, Rice
halftime performances attract attention wherever we go.
6. Road Trip!
Each fall we travel with the football team to at least one away
game. Trips to in-state foes in Austin and Dallas are common,
and more "exotic" locations like New Orleans are always
The spring basketball season leads us to Conference-USA tournament
locales in great getaway cities such as Memphis and Reno.
If you've ever wondered what it's like to celebrate Festivus
at midnight in the French Quarter, we can show you! (And did we
mention that the trips are FREE?)
5. Irreverent Halftime Shows
- We have been called the Daily Show of marching bands.
Our witty and satirical performances offer the perfect Rice alternative
to traditional marching bands — being in a scatter band has never
been more fun!
Never again will you waste your precious seconds marking-time or
standing at attention.
4. We welcome non-traditional instruments & non-musicians, too!
- We welcome almost any* musical instrument, with few exceptions.
- Traditional woodwinds, brass, and percussion: we've got 'em.
- Non-traditional strings and electronics: we've got those, too.
- We've even fielded homemade instruments from time to time!
Non-musicians have a home with our Show Assistants – the actors,
writers, and builders that differentiate us from all other college bands.
we classify bagpipes as a weapon.
3. Designed to fit into your schedule
You're a Rice student. We know you're busy; we are too.
We average only three short rehearsals per week, and they're a
fantastic way to take a breather from your books, have fun with
friends, and all without jeopardizing your studies.
Remember: there's more to your Rice education (and life) than schoolwork!
2. The People — Be a part of da' family.
The MOB is a great way to meet exciting new people from all majors
and all of Rice's residential colleges. The friendships
made here last a lifetime!
We look out for each other. Whether you need help with your
calculus problem set, a ride to the airport, or someone to
talk with during lunch, a MOBster will be there.
We're not only a spirit organization, we're also a social group and
support network for our members. This might just be an offer you
1. Exercise your right to Free Speech!
Where else can you take on the douchebags of the world?
In doing so, we've risked the wrath of:
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