|About the Band|
Strike Up The Band!
The UCLA Bruin Marching Band performs at the Rose Bowl for home games before crowds as large as 100,000 people. Pregame shows by the Band build crowd energy and enthusiasm with UCLA favorites "Strike Up the Band", "Sons of Westwood" and "The Mighty Bruins". Throughout the game, this lively group of students keeps spirits high with rock and pop hits and Bruin "eight claps". When the halftime whistle blows, the Marching Band rolls onto the field to entertain the audience with a smooth, symphonic fusion of sound, movement and color. No one does it better than the Solid Gold Sound of the UCLA Bruin Marching Band.
The Band travels to the San Francisco Bay area each fall for either the Stanford or Cal game, and has taken regular season trips to Notre Dame, Michigan, Texas, Miami, Ohio State, Colorado, Illinois, Washington, Tennessee, Arizona, and Arizona State. Appearances at major bowls have taken the Band to the Mirage Bowl in Tokyo, the Aloha Bowl, the Las Vegas Bowl, the Emerald Bowl, the Liberty Bowl, the Fiesta Bowl, the Sun Bowl, the Holiday Bowl, the Cotton Bowl and the Rose Bowl.
Fifty members of the Bruin Band performed at the 2006 and 2008 Hong Kong International New Years Night Parade, and fourteen members of the UCLA Drumline performed at the Ekitopia Festival in Nagoya, Japan in 2010.
On May 3, 2013, the UCLA Bruin Marching Band played "Satisfaction" to open the Rolling Stones "50 & Counting" tour at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Bruin Marching Band was praised for its performance by news media all over the world, and its version of "Satisfaction" was called "remarkably funky" by Rolling Stone Magazine!
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