Music – 1985 – The Showband Of The Southwest – Thanksgiving Day Texas Vs Texas A&M Game Halftime

Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, has often said regarding the vast subject of sports rivalries…..that there was none quite like the annual “Thanksgiving Day Battle” in the 96 Year War (1915 – 2011)….which  took place on banks of the Brazos River and the Guadalupe River every Thanksgiving day in Central Texas….when the football squads of…

Music – 1986 – Iowa Hawkeyes Marching Band – At Halftime Of The Rose Bowl – Iowa Vs UCLA

The Hawkeye Marching Band is the marching band for the University of Iowa…..which performs at all home Hawkeye football games at Kinnick Stadium….as it is the largest and most visible musical ensemble at the university….which was awarded the Louis Sudler Intercollegiate Marching Band Trophy in 1990. The band was founded in 1881 as a military band….while giving membership to both music students and members of…

Music – 1985 – The Goin’ Band From Raiderland – Texas Tech Band Halftime At Tx Tech Vs Texas SWC Game

The Goin’ Band from Raiderland is a 450-member marching band of Texas Tech University…..which was originally known as The Matador Band….and is nearly as old as Texas Tech University itself. Under the direction of W. Waghorne, it performed at the opening football game in October 1925….while fielding between 21 and 25 members.  American humorist Will Rogers once aided in financing a trip to Fort Worth, Texas so the band could…

Music – 1985 – US Air Force Academy Drum + Bugle Corp – Halftime At The Bluebonnet Bowl

Military band instruments such as fife, drum, and bugle were historically used to communicate orders to soldiers in battle.…as the use of drums and gongs has been documented as far back as 2,500 years ago, in The Art of War by Sun Tzu.  Instruments during the 18th century included fifes, drums, the oboe (hautbois), French horn, clarinet and bassoon.…

Music – 1985 – Marine Band & Color Guard Present Colors – At D Day Dynamite World Lt Heavywt Title

There is truly nothing quite like the combination of the US Marine Corp Marking Band and Color Guard performing at a major sporting event….cuz the minute the Marines enter the arena…..the intensity and excitement of the crowd just goes off the charts….as seen in this video herewith….when the Marine Corp Band and Color Guard enter…

Music – 1985 – Texas A & M War Hymn – Featuring The Texas A & M Corp of Cadets Marching Band

Without a doubt…..there is no better military marching band in the world than the Texas A & M Fighting Aggie Band….comprised completely of the Corp of Cadets at the University of Texas A & M….for this 400 member band can perform more intricate marching moves chocked full of “right and left oblique march”  and “to the rear…

Music – 1987 – Texas A&M Marching Band – The Spirit Of Aggieland + The Aggie Yell – 51st Cotton Bowl

“The Spirit of Aggieland” is the alma mater of the Texas A&M University…..which was originally written as a poem by Marvin H. Mimms….while he was a student at Texas A&M…..when Richard J. Dunn, the director of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band at the time, composed the music.  Students, faculty, and former students of the A&M sing the song at Aggie…

Music – July 4th 1986 – John Williams & The Boston Pops – Medley Of John Phillip Sousa March Songs

Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, served as an “officer and gentleman” three years in the U S Army from 1970 to 1973…..as a commander of the duty train (Army) that ran from Berlin to Frankfurt in Germany…..and as a member of the US Army Berlin Brigade….they were often required to get into “full dress uniform” and…

Music – 1984 – The Showband Of The Southwest – It Dont Mean A Thing + Stars And Stripes Forever

As seen in this video herewith…..the University of Texas Longhorn Band performs at halftime of a 1984 SWC home football game between the Texas Longhorns and the SMU Mustangs on October 27,1984….as the Showband of the Southwest performs some wonderful marching maneuvers and complicated geometrical configurations…..while playing a delightful rendition of Duke Ellington’s famous song It Don’t Mean…