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Friday, December 30, 2011

B4: 2011 Chick Fil-A Bowl: Virginia vs. Auburn

Big Band Bowl Battle (B4) Disclaimer: Whenever possible, I tried to post band videos on equal footing; that is, amateur vs. amateur, professional vs. professional, pregame vs. pregame, halftime vs. halftime, and so on. I am, of course, limited to that which is available on YouTube. While I can appreciate if I selected a video that doesn't portray your band in the best light, keep in mind B4 is for entertainment purposes only. Thanks for stopping by!


The Auburn University Marching Band has a bit of a change of venue from having appeared in last year's national championship game, but even in that season, they passed through the Georgia Dome, escorting an SEC championship home. Despite the University of Virginia being old money enough to have been founded by our nation's third president, the Cavalier Marching Band is a Johnny-come-lately on the scene, founded in 2004 as a football game replacement to the still-in-existence Virginia Pep Band, a scramble band that could easily have found its homei n the Ivy Leagues. With the Chick Fil-A bowl being the final game on New Year's Eve, it is fitting that they bring in UVA and the Good Old Song--after all, it shares its tune with Auld Lang Syne.

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