oSu Cowboy Marching Band info

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oSuAusTex

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As an ex-Cowboy drummer (many years ago..LOL) I thought this cut/paste below (from oSu Band website from July 28th) would be informative for my fellow oSu fans:

Questions & Unknowns
There are many unknown variables for this season. We do not have all the answers from all of the entities that we interact with. We as a staff have many of the same questions that you have as members. However, we have brainstormed many possibilities and how we would react to those possibilities. We have outlined some of these questions and possible scenarios below. DISCLAIMER: ANY of these scenarios / responses could change as new information is made available.

  • Q: Will the CMB be attending football games?
    A: Yes. Dr. Henderson spoke with our Deputy Athletic Director last week, and as of that time, there were no plans to eliminate the CMB’s presence at football games this fall.
  • Q: Will the CMB perform on the field at the games?
    A: As of right now, yes. We will do greatly simplified music and drill that allows social distancing guidelines to be observed. We will avoid marching that involves “pass-throughs” or other close-proximity maneuvers. If required, we may even stand still and play. Note: some universities have announced that only players, coaches, and refs will be allowed on the field. Those universities are not allowing bands, cheer, pom, photographers, or recruits on the field. Neither OSU nor the Big 12 has made this determination at this time, but that could change between now and the first game.
  • Q: Will the full CMB attend all home games?
    A: Probably. However, this will only take place if we are able to maintain social distancing in the stands. This means we will need much more space than before. We are continuing to explore this with athletics as we speak. If we are not able to safely bring the band to every game for any reason, then we will split the band into smaller groups (halves or thirds) that will then rotate which game they are assigned to. If this happens, we will not march. We may stand on the field and play for pregame and/or halftime in this scenario. While having smaller pep bands at the games would definitely not be the same experience as having the full band, we will do whatever necessary to ensure your safety and that of our staff.
  • Q: Will we rehearse together as a full band, or will we split into separate bands?
    A: Full band, as of this moment. However, we have considered rehearsing in halves or thirds for various reasons, and this could still change.
  • Q: Is there a possibility that we will only play in the stands, and not perform on the field?
    A: That is not the plan at this time. However, things are constantly changing, and the Big 12 or OSU may change their mind on this issue.
  • Q: Will the CMB travel this season?
    No – not during the regular season. The Big 12 announced a couple of weeks ago that no visiting bands nor spirit groups will be permitted for any conference games.
  • Q: What about a bowl game?
    Very unlikely. If bowl games actually happen this year, the chances of us going are very slim.
  • Q: Will band week still be taking place?
    A: Yes. As mentioned above, it will be a very different band week than any of us have ever experienced, but we will be moving forward. Despite the challenges, we can’t wait to see you! The Big 12 is still planning on having preseason / non-conference games. If this changes, we will reevaluate our band-week plans.
  • Q: When will the band-week itinerary be released?
    A: A rough / skeleton version of the itinerary will be released later this week. The detailed itinerary will not be released until right before move-in. This is due to the fact that we are juggling many “moving parts,” and it would be a futile exercise to make and distribute a detailed itinerary knowing that much of it will change before your arrival.
  • Q: Are there any plans for required COVID-19 testing for CMB members?
    A: All members living on campus will be required by ResLife to complete a COVID-19 test. We will be giving all CMB members a required written screening prior to their first CMB activities with questions specifically designed to determine if they are at risk of carrying the virus. No member will be allowed to participate in CMB activities until they have completed and passed the screening. Those who do not pass the initial screening will be required to be tested at a medical clinic. More details on this procedure will be forthcoming.
  • Q: How will we be entering / exiting the stadium?
    A: We are working with athletics to find the best solution to these questions. It is unlikely that we will use the tunnel at all this season, as we would have to be standing close together in an area with poor ventilation for an extended period of time – a recipe for disaster in the Covid era. We will likely enter the stadium using prescribed stadium gates that will be reserved for our use at prescribed times.
  • Q: How will we get down onto the field?
    A: We will enter the field from the east end zone (the opposite end zone that we normally use), as this is a much less congested pathway with a much larger space to stand once we arrive at field level.
We know that this will be a very different band experience than any of us have experienced before. We also know that band students are the absolute brightest, hardest-working members on our campus. If anyone can take all of these challenges and turn them into an uplifting, meaningful experience… we can. Most of us have not been able to have face-to-face instruction since March, and we are looking forward to seeing you here soon… with your masks on! Go Pokes!
 
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Went to the Bixby-Union game last night and the Bixby band played pregame and at halftime and had some type of partial pep band in the stands for both halves.

Braylin Presley tore it up with about 200 yards rushing and 4 total TD’s as Bixby won easily 34-0.
 
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Went to the Bixby-Union game last night and the Bixby band played pregame and at halftime and had some type of partial pep band in the stands for both halves.

Braylin Presley tore it up with about 200 yards rushing and 4 total TD’s as Bixby won easily 34-0.
Well sine he is a " legacy" where will this dude sail off to?
 
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I have seen and heard band members and/or former members complain about not always being appreciated. Here's you chance boys, become the home field advantage
 

wrenhal

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I have seen and heard band members and/or former members complain about not always being appreciated. Here's you chance boys, become the home field advantage
I know some that are excited to get to be out there in the stadium 300 strong. Better than the 80 for ou.

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