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.
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.
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
- 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
- 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.
Red, White, &
Blue Out - USA 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).