A high school senior will experience the thrill of stepping onto the turf of a college football stadium if they join their college’s marching band. For some, it’s the core of their college identity, the foundation of their adult character, and the highlight of their college experience.
Some large college marching bands are recognized as “the best”, or maybe “the most memorable” in the eyes of game attendees, for the school spirit and game-day energy the band brings onto the field. UP FOR DEBATE (!) is a list of the “Top 10 College Marching Bands.” The list below is summarized from three major college sports sources; don’t shoot the messenger on this one!
1. USC, Trojan Marching Band
2. Ohio State University, Ohio State University Marching Band
3. Stanford University, Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band
4. University of Tennessee, Pride of the Southland Band
5. Ohio University, Marching 110
6. University of Texas, Longhorn Band
7. University of Michigan, Michigan Marching Band
8. Texas A&M University, Fightin' Texas Aggie Band
9. Penn State, Marching Blue Band
10. Purdue University, "All-American" Marching Band
The University of Virginia (UVA) Cavalier Marching Band began only 10 years ago but is striving to be recognized, and it has been - they’ll be a headliner in the 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! Go Hoos!
What is your favorite college marching band, and why is it special to you?