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Salzypat  (Level: 161.6 - Posts: 5414)
Sun, 5th Apr '09 6:07 PM


This is from 1953 -- awesome when you think about the planning and skill it took to bring this together.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Sun, 5th Apr '09 6:58 PM

Youtube has got to be one of the greatest sites ever. Watching that is so much fun! Thanks for sharing.

Bbear  (Level: 166.9 - Posts: 2297)
Sun, 5th Apr '09 7:02 PM

That was seriously impressive! Thanks, Pat

Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Sun, 5th Apr '09 7:24 PM

Poetry in motion! Kind of like a water ballet with motors and metal. Why do I want to play with a kaleidoscope now?

Really cool!

Mplaw51  (Level: 184.4 - Posts: 1581)
Sun, 5th Apr '09 7:31 PM

How impressive was that?! Hard enough to do it with a marching band let alone a motorcycle. Thanks for sharing.

Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Sun, 5th Apr '09 7:35 PM

Don't know exactly why this reminds me of this, but...

My high school was very small. There were only 37 students in my graduating class.

Back then, it was traditional for bands to perform during half-time at home football games. We didn't have one.

Someone got the bright idea to present a half-time show anyway. Everyone who wasn't directly involved with the game (football players, managers, cheerleaders, etc.) signed up for the band -- no prior musical experience required. There were kazoos, wax papered combs, triangles, cymbals, whistles and even a banjo and guitar. The band uniforms were blue jeans with white T-shirts, crudely fashioned paper bag painted hats, and white tennis shoes with blue pompoms on top.

At the start of half-time, a very serious announcer introduced the first appearance of the Brookstone marching band. Everyone on our side deadpanned the whole experience. Out came the band playing the Hooterville song from Green Acres. Dah, dah, dah...dah dah dah dah dah dah...the other team had no idea what to make of the whole experience. Elaborately choreographed maneuvers were the highlight, reminiscent of the motorcycle routine in the video. There was a very serious bandleader with a baton and an earnest expression. The whole thing lasted about five minutes, and was greeted with a standing O from both sides. It was all we could do to stifle the giggles. It was a total joke, but we pulled it off together. Don't know if the other team ever realized that it was spoof.

Sadly, the marching band retired after their debut. It was a huge success, and a lot of fun to remember.

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