This five minute video is worth your while if you have any love for the heritage of the Michigan Marching Band. It's from the mid '80's when it was last conducted by a "Michigan Man." I am not trying to imply that the band is anything less today, but this clip gives you a good sense of the "historic sound" at its best. It also gives you a look at the practices that most people never get to see. Watch the first and last minute if you're bored with this sort of thing, but don't skip the last minute.
A few notes:
1. The picture quality is poor. The sound is quite good. Thanks to the original uploader.
2. Yes, the young lady getting her ankle wrapped was very attractive.
3. When the shows were almost all high-stepped, band members got hurt all the time.
4. Silverdome officials told the M director that the MMB was significantly louder than The Who, who had played there a few months earlier.
5. Note that Michigan was using a glide-step and has, at times, ever since the early 80's.