Band of the Fighting Irish
The marching band of the University of Notre Dame is the oldest university band in continual existence today. The band first formed in 1845 and has performed for every home football game since 1887. Notre Dame's band was among the first in the nation to include pageantry, precision drill and the now-famous picture formations during performances. The band first accepted women in 1970, two years before the University became co-educational in 1972. The band has been declared a "Landmark of American Music."
It is the Irish Guard who lead the band on to the field for the traditional pre-game salute. This precision marching group of the band was formed in 1949 to add color to the band. The Guard was meant to be impressive and as such each member is required to be at least six feet, two inches tall, a regulation that is still in effect today.
This 17 piece band includes one leprechan mascot, one drum major, three Irish Guards, one clarinet musician, one flute musician, one trumpet musician, one saxophone musician, one trombone musician, one snare drum musician, one cymbal musician, one sousaphone musician, one quadra-tom musician and one bass drum musician.
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