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Fightin$#039; Texas Aggie Band
The Fightin' Texas Aggie Band

The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band has often been referred to as the “Pulse of Aggieland” and is as much as part of Aggie football as the pregame coin flip. The Aggie Band marked its centennial year in 1994. It has grown from a mere 13 members in 1894 to more than 400 today.

The precision drills performed by this major unit within Texas A&M;’s Corps of Cadets are the result of seven to ten hours of intense rehearsals per week.

The band currently marches in 12 files by 32 ranks and covers almost 50 yards of turf when in block formation. The Texas Aggie Band plays continuously from the first strains of the Aggie War Hymn until the traditional Block “T” dissolves.

Typical instrumentation includes 80 woodwinds, 82 trumpets and cornets, 30 french horns, 30 baritones, 70 trombones, 45 basses and 35 drummers. The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band continues its quest for military dignity with audience appeal.