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The band's first steps

The University of Michigan March-
ing Band got its start in the fall of 1896
when seventeen-year-old Ann Arbor
resident Harry dePont held a meeting
for all musicians on campus to create a
University band, according the band's
website. At the band's first meeting on
Nov. 13, 1896, 30 musicians expressed
interest.
As an entirely student run organiza-
tion, the band had no place to rehearse,
so its members soon sought University
support. DePont turned to University
President and close family friend James
BurrillAngell,whowasthoroughlycon-
vinced of the band's commitment and
talent after they played on stage at Uni-
versity Hall for the Law School's annual
observance of Washington's birthday -
one of the most important events of the
school year - on Feb. 22,1897.
Angell allowed the band to use a
room in University Hall for rehears-

als. But others in the hall were not so
accommodating. The band was quickly
forced to move into the fencing room at
the Waterman Gymnasium due to the
thin walls in University Hall.
By spring of 1897, the band was well
known on campus and it began play-
ing at indoor track meets and baseball
games. The band's prestige awarded it
a performance at the social event of the
year - the Evening Promenade.
Although the band was gaining
prestige on campus, it still had a rag-
tag appearance. A formal band uni-
form - an indispensable part of the
Michigan Marching Band's image -
didn't debut until Nov. 13, 1897, when
the band accompanied the football
team to Detroit to play a game against
Minnesota. Perhaps, it was the blue
serge coats, white duck pants, and "M"
caps that encouraged the team to come
home with a victory of 14-0.

By the fall of 1898, the band was a
regular fixture at football games.
And such a tradition isn't complete
without the Michigan Fight song,
wich, not surprisingly, was created in
part by the Michigan Marching Band."
After the football team's valiant win f
against the University of Chicago in
the fall of 1898, a post game celebra-
tion began in the streets of Chicago, led
by none other than the University of
Michigan Marching Band.
According to the band's website,
among the crowd was student Louis
Elbel, who believed that the band
"didn't have the right celebration song".m
Later, Elbel claimed "to have heard a
band 'singing' a tune in his head which
he described as 'victory song'." The
refrain of what was to become The Vic-a'k
tors March came to him, and has stuck LSA senior drum major Iden Baghdadchi leads the
ever since. Michigan Marching Band during a 2006 game. The
LARA ZADE band was founded in1896.

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$185 stolen from Fatal car crash Job and Forum on W
heart center near golf course internship fair Street crisis
WHERE: Cardiovascular Cen- WHERE: Radrick Farms Golf WHAT: Recruiters from doz- WHAT: Socialist'Equa
ter, 1425 Ann Street Course, 4895 Geddes Ave. ens of companies will be on Party presidential cand
WHEN: Monday at around WHEN: Monday at about 7:30 hand to interview candidates Jerry White will discus
11:45 p.m. a.m. for job and internship open- current financial crisis
WHAT: One hundred and WHAT: A woman unaffili- ings. Participating companies WHO: Students for Sot
eighty-five dollars in cash was ated with the University was today include Allstate and Equality
stolen from a wallet at the Car- killed when her car crashed Verizon Wireless WHEN: Tonight fromE
diovascular Center, University into a tree near the golf course WHO: The Career Center 7:30 p.m.
Police reported. The money around 1 a.m. Monday morn- WHEN: Today from 2 p.m. WHERE: Room B, Mi
was taken at about 7:20 on Sept. ing, University police reported. to 6 p.m. League
17. Police have no suspects. No one else was injured in the WHERE: The Michigan
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Google and T-Mobile
unveiled the Gl, Google's
answer to the Phone yes-
terday, the Associated Press
reported. T-Mobile will begin
selling the touch-screen
phone in select cities Oct. 22.
The phone's price will start at
$179.
Forty-three percent
of University students
reported that they were
virgins in a 2007 University
Health Services study.
"FOR MORE, THE STATEMENT
A group of Seattle resi-
dents have pitched hun-
dreds of pink tents for
the homeless in an encamp-
ment in South Seattle, King 5,
the NBC affiliate in the area,
reported. Mayor Greg Nickels
has pledged to shut the camp
down.

Doors smashed
WHERE: Angell Hall
WHEN: Monday at about 6:30
p.m.
WHAT: Two interior doors on
the fifth floor of Angell Hall
appeared to have been inten-
tionally damaged, University
police reported. The doors
were found smashed on Mon-
day. A window was also broken
over the weekend, but the inci-
dents appear to be unrelated..

the cause of the accident.
Video game
Liquid spilled on tournament
computer WHAT: This week's to

urna-

WHERE: East Hall
WHEN: Monday at about 1:30
p.m.
WHAT: A dark colored liquid
was poured on a Dell Desktop
computer, University police
reported.

ment will feature FIFA 08 on
Xbox 360.
WHO: University Unions
Arts and Programs
WHEN: Tonight from 8p.m.
to 11 p.m.
WHERE: Billards Room,
Michigan Union

SA po~to caption on toe
front page of yesterday's
Daily (With proposal on
ballot, praise for stem-cell
research) misidentified the
speaker in the photo. He is
Lawrence Goldstein, a profes-
sor of Cellular and Molecular
Medicine at the University of
California-San Diego School
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