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CMB150

As college football celebrates its 150th anniversary, we explore its partner for nearly all of its century and a half run: The college marching band.

Episodes
Nov. 6, 2019 For The Culture
Marching bands are part of the American culture, and can be found in everything from movies to popular music, parades, …
Nov. 6, 2019 Inside the Band Room
While some may see marching bands as a corollary function of football, bands have a culture all their own. CMB150 …
Nov. 5, 2019 Maestro
With so many architects of marching band as we know it, it's difficult to single out any individuals. William P. …
Nov. 5, 2019 The Sudler Trophy
The Sudler Trophy is the highest honor awarded to college marching bands. It is bands' version of the Heisman Trophy? …
Nov. 4, 2019 Halftime Bonus Episode - The Professor William C. Moffit Collection
On a recent work trip, I got the opportunity to check out the Professor William C. Moffit Collection at the …
Nov. 2, 2019 Anatomy of a Marching Band
Marching bands have their own unique instrumentation that sets them apart from other bands and ensembles. Learn about the anatomy …
Oct. 27, 2019 Ya Gotta Have Style
Not unlike the football teams they support, marching bands have a variety of different styles. CMB150 is a production of …
Oct. 12, 2019 The Music That Moves Us
Fight songs serve as the anthems for their respective institutions, and are an irreplaceable part of game day. However they …
Oct. 6, 2019 No Counterpart Anywhere in the World
The college marching band has been the soundtrack of college football since virtually the beginning. While its symbiotic relationship with …
Oct. 1, 2019 Introducing CMB150: From the Goal Line
Introducing CMB150, examining college marching bands through 150 years of college football. We're stepping off from the goal line, and …