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i would love to see michigan's band next year at this game. i think our band, Million Dollar Band, is ok..nothing special. But "Hail to the Victors" would be a special treat to see.
I hope you are right.
I love it, but I have been told by many people that it drives them insane because we play it too much (oddly enough was told this at the Frozen Four last year by North Dakota fans and out hockey band plays the most songs out of any of our bands).
"Isn't it amazing what somebody will do when he can't bunt." - Vin Scully
This should never be an issue for a prestigious university like Michigan, put something in place so it simply becomes part of your tradition to have the band at every football game played by your university. BIG-10 bands are the best in the country.
We had this conversation with Buckeye fans when tOSU was coming to the Coliseum, and I think it came down to the fact that they do not have a "senior band" like we do. Junior and Senior members of the band rotate (to make up 50-100) members to play at every away game. Two years ago, we played both Minnesota and Hawaii, and the band stayed over and did some commercial work for Hawaii Five-0. Lucky band members that got the Hawaii gig.
Point is, alums have been supplementing the Athletic Department in costs to send the band everywhere, it's just part of our tradition.
"Here are provided seats of meditative joy, where shall rise again the destined reign of Troy." Virgil
Well endowment has nothing to do with the athletic department. They operate by themselves, basically as their own company at this point.
Michigan's band typically travels for only one or two games a year. With road games at ND, Nebraska, and OSU, I don't see how they will travel to Dallas as well.
^^^ Bingo ^^^
This is exactly what the Great Brandon is doing. And even if it works, it's embarrassing. He should have raised the extra money quietly from a couple of wealthy alums. Now we look like a bunch of cheap asses.
Michigan's band will be there. Already there is a lot of backlash so the money will get raised or UM will cover it.
It would be extremely bush league if they don't come though. Very Central Michigan, not so much Michigan. Think this is just a ploy to raise money as others have said.
Good, more available seating for Bama fans.
Bada bing bada boom..
I will be there.. AU will be represented in JerryLand, Dallas in at least the form of me..
Taking the Wifey for her Birthday. She is uber excited.
Will I see you there Theta Sigma?
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"Get in where you fit in." Life is, Too Short TL;DR
Not really though, that is why it is so stupid. The MMB was allotted tickets in the original contract for this game, it's not like Michigan would have even paid to get these kids in the stadium. It's just a dumb move by Brandon IMO, for such a big game which should be a showcase for Michigan football, the MMB should be there.
Stephen Ross is all else fails should just dip into his billions and do it himself. Someone send him an email.
How else does your band travel? The MDB only flies if (a) they're going all the way across the country like in '09 or (b) they're not taking the full band. Otherwise, we bused all 400+ of us every trip.
They bus every game I believe, I guess they just weren't interested in bussing from Ann Arbor all the way to Dallas. 20 hour drive according to Google.
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