Michigan Marching Band
The history of the Michigan Marching Band began in the fall of 1896 when a
The MMB has one drum major, commonly referred to as the "Man Up Front." Like in most Big Ten bands, the MMB drum major is not a conducting position. The drum major provides whistle commands to provide song tempos and parade instructions. The drum major is best known for the "back bend" performed during pregame.
MMB's fight song, The Victors, is considered to be the greatest fight song ever written. It was first composed in 1898 by student Louis Elbel. The 38th President of the United States
It was in 1932, at the annual Michigan-Ohio State football game, that the Univerisity of Michigan Marching Band created the first "script Ohio" - predating a similar formation now made famous by the OSU band. (You are welcome Ohio State.)
This 13 piece band includes one drum major, one piccolo musician, one clarinet musician, one saxophone musician, one trumpet musician, one marching baritone musician, one mellophone musician, one trombone musician, one sousaphone musician, one snare drum musician, one bass drum musician, one cymbal musician and one tenor drum musician.
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