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The Fightin' Texas Aggie Band is the largest military marching band in the United States. The band is famous for it's unique style of military precision drill and performs at each Aggie home football game in front of crowds exceeding 86,000. The band also travels and performs drills at many of the Big 12 conference away games. The band also participates in special events including the Presidential Inauguration Parade in Washington D.C., Corps Trip Parades, and other various dedications, and ceremonies.

Drill Rehearsal

The Aggie Band practices between 2-3 hours daily and in total 10-15 hours weekly in order to execute their marching drill. Over the course of one football season, the Aggie Band will have performed 8-12 individual marching drills; a different drill for each football game that the Aggie Band attends.

Key Facts

- The infantry and artillery bands, which form the combined band, are the two largest units in the Corps of Cadets

- The Fightin' Texas Aggie Band was the recepient of the 2001 Sudler Trophy.

- Some of the Aggie Band's maneuvers are so complex that a computer says that it is impossible to do because they require two people to be in the same place at the same time .

- The Aggie Band is led by the Senior Class that wear distinctive Senior Boots.

- The members of the Aggie Band are also members of the Corps of Cadets. Aggie Band members train, live, eat and are housed together as a unit of the corps.

Presidential Inauguration Parade




Morning Rehearsal




Red, White, & Blue Out - USA Formation


Block-T Formation
- There are approximately 350 cadets that are members of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Band.

- Some of the most famous maneuvers the Aggie Band drills include: the "4-Way Cross" through, "Sawing Varsities", the 2 and 4 step counter-march, the "Block-T Formation", as well as numerous letter recognitions (125 for the 125th Anniversary of the Corps of Cadets, USA for Red, White, and Blue out).

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The Sudler Trophy

The Sudler Tropy is awarded by the John Phillip Sousa Foundation to "a college or university marching band which has demonstrated the highest of musical standards and innovative marching routines and ideas, and which has made important contributions to the advancement of the performance standards of college marching bands over a period of several years."


 






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