this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Michigan Marching Band
Today, Michigan Stadium is without its PA announcer, and the MMB is without its voice, as Carl Grapentine is currently held up near his home in Chicago with serious injuries to both his legs that will require several months of guided rehabilitation. A voice known to Michigan fans for nearly five decades, Carl is a true Michigan Man who deserves our thoughts and good wishes in his recovery during the months to come.
Get well, Carl, and looking forward to hearing your voice again next season!
Well, there's not much to say about this, but that Ohio's halftime show this week is much better than our commercial last week.
While it probably won't change anything, the least we can do is try to fight Brandon's insanity. Someone created a petition on change.org to get the band to travel to Dallas. Sign the petition below, join the resistance!
As my 'joined' date suggests I've been a pretty regular user (and infrequent poster) for almost a year now, and a regular reader / follower for even longer. I've been attending Michigan football games for over five years since my days of visiting U of M football games in the students' section of the Big House (I'm a Grand Valley graduate, but having spent my freshman year at U of M - Flint, had their equivalent of an M-Card which granted me access to the student section. I digress). I made it to the SDSU game this past weekend and, for the first time ever, stayed to watch the band play as people were filing out of the stadium. To my surprise, closing off their post-game show, the band played "Temptation", followed by the announcer saying "...and you can't have one without the other", proceeded by the Hawaiian chant we are so wont to see posted here on MGoBlog after glorious Michigan victories.
This particular bit of diction from the announcer was of course more than familiar to me as a regular MGoFanatic, and caused me to wonder, "Did that announcer just totally rip-off Brian?" If so, that's hilarious and awesome, but I couldn't be sure if he's always done it, and Brian's useage of it is an homage to the announcer. So, which is it? I'm genuinely curious.
My apologies if this is common knowledge or has been previously discussed. As mentioned above, this was my first time staying to listen to the band after the game - I usually just leave.
A dedication ceremony will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the field. Vice President for Student Affairs E. Royster Harper will speak at the event, as will Michigan Marching Band Drum Major Jeff McMahon and Club Sports Council President Jessica Craft.
After the short ribbon-cutting ceremony, guests will be invited onto the newly resurfaced field and will be able to participate in several games and activities with members of various club sports teams and the Michigan Marching Band.
"We want to encourage the campus community to join us in our celebration," Canning says.
So, there are two official show ideas for next year but no set songs for said shows:
Imported From Detroit
Viral Video Show
The directors are accepting ideas for songs (i'd assume nothing explicit/too explicit). I think songs by Eminem, Wihte Stripes, Motown or a combination are being tossed around. So i'm asking what the mgoblogosphere might think would be good songs and representations of Detroit? I think we should stay away from the white stripes since penn state has taken overship of 7 nation army.