All college marching bands know how to put on a show. However, there are a few that are just a cut above the rest. The following college marching bands are guaranteed to provide an unforgettable performance during halftime and beyond.
Texas A&M Aggie Band
Texas is the home of many fantastic college marching bands, including the famous “Showband of the Southwest” at the University of Texas. However, Texas A&M’s Aggie Band somehow stands out from all the rest. Audiences are impressed by their precise formations and perfectly synchronized sound.
The Texas A&M Aggie Band is so in sync that it is almost hard to believe that the band has over four hundred members! It takes discipline and countless hours of practice per week to perfect the military-style routines that are this band’s specialty.
University of Tennessee Pride of the Southland Band
If a band is good enough for the president, then it has to be worth seeing. The University of Tennessee Pride of the Southland Band performs regularly at presidential inaugurations (they only missed the one in 2013). That is a long way to come for a band that started with only cornets.
The Pride of the Southland band is famous for its hypnotic routines that mimic kaleidoscopes. The hundreds of University of Tennessee marching band members march in elaborate circling routines, and they rarely get dizzy.
Ohio State University Marching Band
Thousands of people saw a viral video of a marching band creating a Michael Jackson formation — they even moonwalked across the field! That was the work of the Ohio State University Marching Band. The Ohio State University Marching Band is famous for its precise, elaborate drill formations.
The tradition of the animated drill formations dates back to the 1930s when Ohio State University created their distinctive routine animating the word “Ohio.” They still perform their old favorite but added new stunning formations.
These are just a few of the best marching bands in American universities. However, all marching bands put on an amazing show and are well worth a watch.