Sounds of the Season

By: Mr. Wilson on August 20, 2008
Ahh, the annual band camp article in the Journal Star. I love reminiscing about my time in the Cornhusker Marching Band. Those were the days. If you need a good giggle today, go read the comments on the article. They're already great, and I'm sure they'll get even better as the day goes on. I do have just one response, directed at "Worst in All Big". He says:
I really wish they would learn a few more songs, rather than playing the fight song to death.
Have you ever been to a college football game, good sir? Everybody plays their fight song to death. At least UNL's band has two fight songs to alternate among ("Hail! Varsity" and "There is No Place Like Nebraska".) Check out an Okalahoma game sometime, for example. Not only do they only have one song, that song consists entirely of the same four bars repeated over and over. And over. It doesn't help UNL that most of their non-fight song ditties are pretty craptacular. I could definitely go for some innovation there.


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August 20, 2008 at 1:44PM


August 20, 2008 at 2:13PM

Ever watch a Florida State game on TV?  I want to chop my arm off after the 1st quarter.

August 20, 2008 at 3:11PM

Anyone going to their marching exhibition on Friday?  I was never in the UNL Band, but I always love going to it & esp. watching the drill down & reminiscing about my band geek days.

Mr. Wilson
August 20, 2008 at 3:14PM

I would like to go, but I haven’t decided yet if it’s going to work out. If I do go, I won’t be able to stay long; I’ll have the kiddo, and Robbie’s bedtime is 8:00pm.

August 20, 2008 at 5:52PM

Aw, come on - you can let the kid stay up late on a Friday once in a while. He’d have a blast. Don’t sell yourself short!

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