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the half-time spelling of Go Hogs is awful. I hate it more than anything.
You're right. I was mistaken about that. Though, even with that said, it's still easy as fuck to march military style. Starkville, their steps alone make it easier. You're cool. Band gekes. That's a nice way to increase support! Make fun of them!But I digress. You have a point. I was one of very, very few high school band kids that wasn't a "nerd." We had maybe 5 or 6 "jocks" in my school. I was one of them. The U of A band, when I was there, had a surprising number of athletes. The problem is, those are the business majors that are going on to do things in the "real world." The people who grow up and become band directors are more of the purists. They don't know much about football. Or basketball. They just follow the status quo. That's why I say it'll take a visionary and lots of support from the music/athletic departments for anything to ever change. Otherwise, just realize that the Razorback band, like 99% of bands in the country (high school and college) is a corps style band. It'll probably never change to a military style band. So you might as well shut the fuck up about it. The most drastic change they could possibly make would be a changeover to DCI style. DCI is very well respected. Military is kinda frowned upon by those purists, as far as I know at least. I also wonder how many of the bands few supporters would be pissed if anything ever changed or if traditions were altered. Maybe one of you high rollers can offer up a bounty for some change. Fuck. I don't know. is is why these threads are always so pointless. Nothing's ever going to change. Or, at least, we won't be the first to do it. Someone like Ole Miss will just say fuck it one of these days and go DCI. Everyone will love it and we'll follow suit 10 years later.
...you could replace our halftime show with midget wrestling and it would be an improvement.
One of our former Admins went to DePauw. And he coined 'Grit' and lots of other things many of you use in your Woopig conversations.
Tusk? or Shotter?Wondered if they knew they'd have a restaurant named after them many years later.
The Last Waltz is currently on VH1 Classic.
ONE MORE TIME!!!I agree. I hate this thing. It's the epitome of corniness. The only reason to watch is to hope for a misspelling. At one game I attended they accidentally shouted out the letters to spell "Go Gogs!"
I'm a K K PsiI don't know whyThe band sucksAnd so do I
Once upon a time, big fat titties, and they all lived happily ever after. The End
The majority of our fans probably are happy with their $14,000 per year job, a "good Christian" coaching the hogs, and Hee Haw on Saturday nights.....
You serious Clark?
Im convinced they wouldve have been better without him! frick HIM indeed! The driving force in that band is the voice of Levon Helm.
I think 350 would be too big to look cool. Part of DCI's lure, to me, is that there's so much movement going on. Ohio State last year was probably about 200 kids and they were awesome. For those that don't know what the fuck we're talking about, this is from the 2011 DCI World Championships. Obviously you could erase the theatrics that these guys use (lots of props/costumes/etc, because it's truly a show). Fast forward to 9:58 or so and watch til the end.You give me a college band that would do THAT kind of stuff.
Definitely back in the day. If Ron Huery bangs your girlfriend recently, that is not cool.
You had 5 or 6 jocks and you were one of them? 5 or 6?....5 or 6? WTF were you 5 or 6 jocks at? Golf? You damn sure didn't have enough to form a team.
To be fair, college bands CANNOT compete with this level performance. Kids is DCI (usually marching with a college band in the fall) put in hundreds of hours of practice on ONE performance to get it ready for the finals in August.
Also, any decent drum corps has highly competitive tryouts to make the corps. There can't be more than twenty kids marching for the U of A that could have made the roster for a top five corps this year. .. and fat flag girls need not apply.
Almost all college bands require ALL members of the band to march. Clarinet player that couldn't make the flag-line? Doesn't matter that nobody is going to hear you - we need the bodies on the field. Add that every school with a football team has a marching band with 50 to 500 kids. Top it off with the fact that the U of A may not be one of the three best music schools in Arkansas, and talent get pretty diluted.
That said, the current band director shows little originality and no understanding of what gets a crowd pumped up. More drum-heavy tunes from the last decade coming from the stands would be a good start.
I have a therapist, and this never comes up, even though I get misty eyed. What would be wrong with keeping the Alma Mater AND having the rockin ode to BMFP? Best of both worlds then, right?
Ocelot_ark aside, It's the Frickin' band!!! Who cares except band geeks and fat chicks who wouldn't have gotten into college any other way?I know someone will get all bowed up over this but again, WHO CARES? Who among us goes to a game to see the band over the game? I never read on the woopigs that we lost the halftime show or claims of the tuba player has speed to burn. Again, I DON'T CARE. I enjoy the band but consider them the malt and hops to the half time beer. Afterall, IT'S THE FRICKIN BAND!
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