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(Omaha World Herald)   Nebraska band can't travel to their bowl game tonight because of bad weather. High school band from Lincoln, already in San Diego, gets the call, has one day to learn fight song   (omaha.com ) divider line
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2009-12-30 09:13:40 AM  
Have Suh sled them out.
 
2009-12-30 09:22:11 AM  
Yeah, that is cool. Both for the band and the school that now has a band to support it.
 
2009-12-30 09:32:44 AM  
Good for them.
 
2009-12-30 10:18:05 AM  
Every one of those kids should get laid by the flag girls. That's awesome that they stepped up to the challenge.
 
2010-01-01 06:30:57 AM  
Tonight? Nebraska is playing in two bowl games this year?
 
2010-01-01 09:04:42 AM  
"I'd call us more of a Band-Aid than a replacement band"

*Groan* *Close Tab*
 
2010-01-01 09:05:13 AM  

badscooter: Tonight? Nebraska is playing in two bowl games this year?


FTFA: Published Wednesday December 30, 2009

No, just slow to make it to Fark.
 
2010-01-01 09:07:51 AM  
wouldn't it be easier to just disqualify the football team?

aren't all fight songs some mix of: buh-buh buh-buh-buh buh-buh buh buh...
 
2010-01-01 09:10:37 AM  
Lincoln Southeast High School

On first read, I thought this was the band from Lincoln High School which is in South East San Diego.

I was going to say that Lincoln must have gotten a lot less ghetto after it was demolished and rebuilt.

It took me two more reads to realize that they were talking about another school named Lincoln Southeast High School which is not located in San Diego.
 
2010-01-01 09:14:56 AM  
I like clarinets
 
2010-01-01 09:17:12 AM  
This came up on a GIS for 'band camp'.

l.yimg.com

No complaints here, though it's not what I went in for...just better.
 
2010-01-01 09:27:15 AM  

lordargent: On first read, I thought this was the band from Lincoln High School which is in South East San Diego.

I was going to say that Lincoln must have gotten a lot less ghetto after it was demolished and rebuilt.

It took me two more reads to realize that they were talking about another school named Lincoln Southeast High School which is not located in San Diego.


And then I was like wow(small troll)
 
2010-01-01 09:27:52 AM  
If I know Nebraskans, most of they know Hail Varsity by age 4. This was probably not that hard for them.

/Colorado born and living
 
2010-01-01 09:29:14 AM  
Their nerdglands must be tingling like crazy.
 
2010-01-01 09:30:30 AM  
rajuncajun1369: And then I was like wow(small troll)

A big green hornet actually.

lincolnhighsd.net

troll :P
 
2010-01-01 09:35:52 AM  
That must have been fun for the high school band. Any decent band should be able to learn a show in about 8 hours, though. I'm sure they were proud to help out.
 
2010-01-01 09:40:15 AM  
Cool!
 
2010-01-01 09:41:24 AM  
That's probably one of the coolest things that could ever happen for a High School band. Very awesome. They also sounded very good as well.

/former band geek
//Hey what's that coming down the track?
 
2010-01-01 09:41:36 AM  
There will be a Sandra Bullock movie about this in the near future, I bet.
 
2010-01-01 09:42:29 AM  
nice story
 
2010-01-01 09:49:03 AM  
I remember last year I was forced to do the FAU marching band.....We were selected to the Motor City Bowl in Detroit... Praise Obama that they didn't make us go to that crappy game.

/Transferred to UF
//isn't in their marching band either
///but they made us proud in New Orleans last night
 
2010-01-01 10:10:22 AM  
Just going to say that, as heartwarming as this story is, this quote:

At that moment, the Lincoln Southeast High School marching band sounded indistinguishable from the Husker outfit that was supposed to be playing at the Holiday Bowl Kickoff Luncheon.


is going to grate the Nebraska band director and members. How would you like it if a bunch of high schoolers with one day's training were said to sound "indistinguishable" from your band that's been rehearsing since August?

/Member of a college band
//Heard my own band director say once that he would never stand for a high school band posing as ours. Because if they sound bad, they make us look bad.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2010-01-01 10:13:02 AM  
I agree with the_be_sharps.
 
2010-01-01 10:16:52 AM  
The song is frkken Uber Death Party. Learn it.
 
2010-01-01 10:18:31 AM  

ihatedumbpeople: This came up on a GIS for 'band camp'.

No complaints here, though it's not what I went in for...just better.


Oh my god, I mean oh my god! I wanted that for Christmas.
 
2010-01-01 10:19:52 AM  
I agree with ihatedumbpeople
 
2010-01-01 10:21:45 AM  

Seabasser: Just going to say that, as heartwarming as this story is, this quote:

At that moment, the Lincoln Southeast High School marching band sounded indistinguishable from the Husker outfit that was supposed to be playing at the Holiday Bowl Kickoff Luncheon.


is going to grate the Nebraska band director and members. How would you like it if a bunch of high schoolers with one day's training were said to sound "indistinguishable" from your band that's been rehearsing since August?

/Member of a college band
//Heard my own band director say once that he would never stand for a high school band posing as ours. Because if they sound bad, they make us look bad.



Face it, marching bands in colleges do not have the cream of the crop musicians. Most music schools prohibit their serious brass players from being in the marching band because of risks to the emboucher. Marching band is more of a phys ed credit than music and how the band looks is more important than how it sounds. They are, after all, playing in open stadiums - not exactly an acoustical perfect or even desireable venue. Given that, it is possible for a high school marching band to sound as good, to a casual observer, as a college band. They can at least be as loud and that's about what counts. Extremely doubtful, however, that they can look as good if they take the field.
 
2010-01-01 10:21:59 AM  

ZAZ: I agree with the_be_sharps.


you know that might involve some hot girl on girl action don't you?

/never mind
 
2010-01-01 10:24:10 AM  
There are few sounds quite as impressive as a 400 piece band, in stand and blow mode, while you get to stand on the Director's podium.

/RIP Doc Strange.
 
2010-01-01 10:29:17 AM  

kinshane: There will be a Sandra Bullock movie about this in the near future, I bet.


Exactly. How'd you get in my head?
 
2010-01-01 10:33:46 AM  

Mr. Right: Seabasser: Just going to say that, as heartwarming as this story is, this quote:

At that moment, the Lincoln Southeast High School marching band sounded indistinguishable from the Husker outfit that was supposed to be playing at the Holiday Bowl Kickoff Luncheon.


is going to grate the Nebraska band director and members. How would you like it if a bunch of high schoolers with one day's training were said to sound "indistinguishable" from your band that's been rehearsing since August?

/Member of a college band
//Heard my own band director say once that he would never stand for a high school band posing as ours. Because if they sound bad, they make us look bad.


Face it, marching bands in colleges do not have the cream of the crop musicians. Most music schools prohibit their serious brass players from being in the marching band because of risks to the emboucher. Marching band is more of a phys ed credit than music and how the band looks is more important than how it sounds. They are, after all, playing in open stadiums - not exactly an acoustical perfect or even desireable venue. Given that, it is possible for a high school marching band to sound as good, to a casual observer, as a college band. They can at least be as loud and that's about what counts. Extremely doubtful, however, that they can look as good if they take the field.


I was at a tournament earlier this year where there were four basketball teams playing. We brought a small pep band (all seniors, probably a 1/3 music majors). All the other teams had high school bands in place of the college pep bands. The other three were giving it a good shot, but several people (not just our fans) told us on the way out that we sounded a heck of a lot better than the others.

And no, you don't need a strong music program for a good sounding band. Granted, this is for a given definition of good- marching band good is different from concert band good. Listen to some of the HBCU bands. The marching is impressive, but almost as important is their brassy, loud, sound quality. Same with the elite drum corps- there is a Cavaliers sound,a Carolina Crown sound, etc. But that's a different kettle of fish.
 
2010-01-01 10:37:44 AM  
The feel good story of the season. Good for them.
 
2010-01-01 10:40:05 AM  
That was a neat story. I'm happy for them. What a great experience!
 
2010-01-01 10:40:20 AM  
Mr. Right:

Most music schools prohibit their serious brass players from being in the marching band because of risks to the emboucher.


This, by the way, is a huge crock of shiat. If your music school does this, they are doing you a huge disservice. Music isn't about sitting in a practice room twelve hours a day practicing etudes. It's about performing for an audience. If they are denying you performance time because they are worried you might bruise your lips muscles, it's time to find another school.
 
2010-01-01 10:48:34 AM  
Okay, I'll go ahead and ask.

Their flight got snowed out on Christmas.

It's the University of Nebraska, not FIU or some other microschool. A football powerhouse that's been to more bowls than anyone else, and has played in a bowl all but three of the past FORTY SEVEN FRIGGIN' SEASONS.

They couldn't, with a WEEK'S time, figure out a way to get the band to San Diego????

What. The. Fark????
 
2010-01-01 11:01:02 AM  
I submitted this day before yesterday and it went insta-red until today. WTF?


///take a green anyway I can get it
 
2010-01-01 11:06:15 AM  

FriarReb98: Okay, I'll go ahead and ask.

Their flight got snowed out on Christmas.


It was a road trip, they were taking buses and the roads were closed/impassable. I doubt many bands fly to road games.
 
2010-01-01 11:33:59 AM  

MrSpot: kinshane: There will be a Sandra Bullock movie about this in the near future, I bet.

Exactly. How'd you get in my head?


It'll be her and an all black band needing to overcome the tough streets of nebraska, but with sandra bullocks help, they make it to san diego on time.
 
2010-01-01 11:38:11 AM  
SeaBasser-

There is that, or maybe, just maybe, the HS band was almost or just as good as the UNL Band. You'd be surprised how many really good musicians even the itty bitty schools have here, and LSE is NOT a small HS (for NE). Most of those LSE kids are probably going to get band scholarships anyway, so your high and mighty band director can stick it.
 
2010-01-01 11:42:11 AM  
FriarReb-its not that the school couldn't get them out, its that it wasn't safe for the band members to get back to school from home after Christmas because of the 8 foot drifts of snow. In NE in the winter you don't fark around with the snow, when there can be 30-50 miles between towns once you get out of Lincoln.

Dipshiat.
 
2010-01-01 11:44:27 AM  
And they didn't fly, the had a chartered bus-probably for a combination of cost and to avoid the security hassle of flying 200 band instruments through security.
 
2010-01-01 11:52:32 AM  

Pezjohnson: If I know Nebraskans, most of they know Hail Varsity by age 4. This was probably not that hard for them.

/Colorado born and living


I agree. I lived in Lincoln for 5 years. You can't avoid learning that song.
 
2010-01-01 12:00:23 PM  

the_be_sharps: Every one of those kids should get laid by the flag girls. That's awesome that they stepped up to the challenge.


Hey now, I have a daughter who is the color guard captain at her high school. We call her "Meg".

/she's only in high school
//calm down fellas
///she got to meet the FSU and WV football teams at the zoo the other day
////she was happy
 
2010-01-01 12:07:52 PM  
My wife and I (we live in Nebraska) can't understand why the Pride of All Nebraska couldn't be flown out. We have friends who were in the band last time UNL was in the Holiday Bowl, in 1998, and apparently they flew that time. I know they flew to Arizona once. We cannot figure out who would be dumb enough to plan a 44-hour, 1600-mile bus trip for about two hundred people in the middle of winter. I can't even imagine how that would be cheaper than flying.

And the LSE band did fine. As did our Huskers.
 
2010-01-01 12:07:59 PM  
I think the high school band should get to play a song at the next Nebraska home game.
 
2010-01-01 12:08:36 PM  

cazman: I submitted this day before yesterday and it went insta-red until today. WTF?


///take a green anyway I can get it


Modmins must still be drunk from the New Years Eve party.

/possibly some husker modmin as well.
 
2010-01-01 12:10:49 PM  
Mercenary band gigs are awesome. Did one while in college (Appalachain) for Fairfield University for the NCAA basketball tourney. They overnighted us a bunch of Fairfield t-shirts, faxed a copy of the fight song, and gave us monies for transportation and some cash for dinner. Most of the Fairfield fans didn't even know it wasn't the regular band (except maybe that we sounded a little better than they were used to).
 
2010-01-01 12:13:50 PM  

ihatedumbpeople: This came up on a GIS for 'band camp'.


Every Good Boy Does Fine?
 
2010-01-01 12:23:14 PM  

AgentTuba: I remember last year I was forced to do the FAU marching band.....


All at once, or did they pull a train?
 
2010-01-01 12:27:56 PM  

Mr. Right:
Face it, marching bands in colleges do not have the cream of the crop musicians. Most music schools prohibit their serious brass players from being in the marching band because of risks to the emboucher.


Shoore. What 'music school' is going to prohibit their players from performing for a live audience...other than Julliard?

/at FSU, you were in marching band or you weren't in the music program. The violin quartet turned into the bell biatches...and the cello and bass players marched bass drums.
 
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