Discussion in 'Football' started by GoGATech, Aug 17, 2019.
Oh god, I hope they don't dork this up like normal.
They will. They're in band because they're dorks
I hate Thunder and that techno song. It needs to stop across all of college football
Is it me or do all bands play the same stupid music?
Think we were the only one to play put on in 2009
When I sit and watch football all day I hear the exact same band songs. It’s extremely annoying
And it was great yet for some reason we still play it 6+ times a game ten years later.
Can't we poach a band director from one of the HBCUs so that we stop being corny and boring? "404 things" why add the things at the end? Why even have a show theme? "This is the Georgia Tech band" should be enough, then they do some music. Preferably something heavy on the brass and drums.
That and about 20 other outkast, TI, and luda songs are readily made for marching band adaptations.
Our director of athletic bands is top notch and way too good for a school with no true music major. He’s also the director of Spirit of Atlanta.
The only thing I wish he would change is play more full songs at halftime rather than a jumble of so many things like it has been the past few years. Back when I marched, the shows he composed were excellent. They try to put too many references in each tune now and the music gets lost in my opinion.
That said, Tech is lucky to have Chris and the band would suffer greatly if he were to leave.
Stick with John Phillip Sousa.
OG white nationalist. No thanks.
Haven’t you ever heard of Stranger Things?
As a matter of fact, I've got no clue what you're talking about.
I think the jumble of music is a money/ cost based decision rather than a musical one. Marching bands dont have to pay royalties or licensing fees if they play less than 15 seconds/10 bars/ some other amount of a single song. Our band is one of the very few that travels to EVERY game our team plays. Think of all the teams that play in BDS who dont bring their band - Duke, UNC, Miami, Pitt, UVA, VT. The entire coastal really and I'd bet most of the Atlantic as well. UGA, FSU, Clemson, and the occasional local FCS team are the only bands I can think of off the top of my head who normally make the trip.
Our band director has a very good relationship with the AA and is the one solely responsible for getting our band to travel to every game. But that has to cost a LOT of money so I'm sure that's why we dont have very much money for halftime show music licenses. That's also probably got something to do with why we typically only get 1-2 new stands tuned a year. Cheaper to play the older ones than buy new ones, especially the older ones that have some meaning attached to them like Put On.
Personal hell story: back when FSU plays VT for the ACCC in Charlotte (2010, I believe) I had an FSU buddy call me and ask if I wanted to go with him. Sweetwater sponsored a bus from Atlanta to Charlotte. Bus leaves at 7am from Atlanta. Beer provided. On the bus, they decide, at 7am, to blast FSU marching Chiefs (or whatever they call them) through the crummy bus speakers for about the first two hours of the trip. Apparently, FSU fans think their band is the greatest marching band on the planet so you have to listen to them AND ENJOY IT at full volume through tiny bus speakers right above your head. I regretted not having my earbuds the very moment the band music started when we hit I85.
We got a brief intermission from the band music, but the beer kept flowing. Let me tell you about beer and a charter bus. See, there is a tiny bathroom on a bus. It makes the bathroom on an airplane look like a bathroom at the Four Seasons. This tiny bathroom now has 50 or so people heading in to now take their pisses and a few dumps so it is rank...like going into a piss and öööö sprayed tiny closet. The smell of beer and urine is wafting through the bus. Being a GT fan. I just want to get to Charlotte. I hate this. I pray for FSU to lose so I don't have to ride a 6 hour celebration bus home.
God answered my prayer. VT beats FSU. Good. Back to the bus. However, unlike many of the dumbass beered up FSU fans that got off the bus, I actually took stock of where the bus was parked. Most of those dumbasses we had to wait on as they wandered aimlessly post game like typical FSU retarts attempting to find their ride home.
Finally, about 2 hours post game, the bus is loaded and departs. God blesses me with a subdued FSU fanbase. It is whisper quiet on our urine smelling, crap shuttle to Atlanta.
We arrive in Atlanta around 9am, about 28 hours after I first got up to go meet my FSU buddy. I say my goodbyes, silently vow to never, ever, ever, ever take a charter bus like this again. Head home. Shower the stink off of myself. Collapse and pass out until the next morning.
Never take the charter. I had considered calling a car rental place when we arrived in Charlotte and just seeing if it was close enough to the stadium to rent the car, leave it parked at the rental place during the game, beeline for it after the game to go home.
I hate band music unless it is one of the historically black university bands or if it is UWTW&G or RAMBLIN' WRECK
The point of the marching band is to hype fans and especially players up. I agree and would like to see more modern songs adapted which will match the new brand. There’s tons of possibilities with Trap music, the genre sound was built off heavy synth, snare, and bass elements.
That song is dull but I only made it through about 30 seconds. Maybe the rousing part was later
Care to enlighten me on how that makes the theme not dorked up?