IU's Marching Hundred preparing for Super Bowl appearance
WHO: Indiana University's Marching Hundred
WHAT: Dress rehearsal for appearance at Super Bowl XLVI
WHEN: 8:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4
WHERE: John Mellencamp Pavilion, just south of the Indiana 45/46 Bypass and in the same area as Memorial Stadium and Assembly Hall. View an interactive campus map here.
You're invited to watch Indiana University's Marching Hundred practice for its Super Bowl debut. If you can't make it, however, check out this video from IU Communications.
The Marching Hundred will perform a pre-game show for fans in the stands at Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday, Feb. 5, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. David C. Woodley, director of athletic bands at IU and professor of music in the Jacobs School of Music, called the invitation to perform at the nation's most-watched sporting event a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," and said the news was received enthusiastically by members of the university's famed marching band.
Everyone is invited to attend the Marching Hundred's practice from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at IU's Mellencamp Pavilion. Students will be in uniform and will be available to speak with members of the media.
For information or assistance, contact Bethany Nolan at 812-855-6494 (office); 812-384-6975 (cell); or nolanb [at] indiana [dot] edu (firstname.lastname@example.org) ; or contact Marching Hundred Director David C. Woodley directly at 812-855-1372 or dcwoodle [at] indiana [dot] edu (email@example.com) .
About the Marching Hundred
The Marching Hundred, an ensemble of the Jacobs School of Music, dates back to 1896.
The band's appearances include the Kentucky Derby (1939), the Presidential Inaugural Parade (1953), the Rose Bowl (1968), the Holiday Bowl (1979), the All-American Bowl (1986), the Peach Bowl (1988 and 1990), the Liberty Bowl (1988), the Copper Bowl (1991), the Independence Bowl (1993) and the Insight Bowl (2007).
In 2007, the Marching Hundred received the Sudler Intercollegiate Marching Band Trophy, the nation's highest award for college and university marching bands.