Dartmouth College Marching Band

Dartmouth College Marching Band

Dartmouth College Marching Band

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The Dartmouth College Marching Band (abbr. DCMB) is an officially recognized student organization of Dartmouth College, and is the oldest marching band in the Ivy League .

About the DCMB

Formed during the 1889 season, the Dartmouth College Marching Band is the oldest marching band in the Ivy League. Since the 1960s, the DCMB has been a "scatter band" like every Ivy League marching band excepting Cornell's band.

During the fall, the band attends all home football games and usually two to three of the away games. For the pre-game and halftime of each game, the band writes a script, intended to be humorous, which is read over the loudspeaker as the band scrambles into a formation which relates to the jokes in the script. During the football game, the band plays during offensive first downs and after any points are scored, and supplies various chants and songs.

Once football season is over, the DCMB remains active by acting as a pep band at hockey and basketball games, as well as by playing at various special events on campus such as Winter Carnival.

The band includes a kazoo section as well as a "liquid percussion" section, in which kegs and jugs are used as percussion instruments. Although many other scatter bands have similar percussion groups (such as Princeton's "Trash Percussion" section), the DCMB is the only band in the Ivy League to include a kazoo section. .

While the band does have official faculty representatives, the organization is...
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