The MMB just posted on Facebook that auditions are complete, and there are 406 members of the band this year.
Auditions are complete, the 2015 MMB is set at 406 members strong! Go Blue!
I think that's a hell of a lot. Can somebody more current help me out: If there are 406 members of the band, how many will actually march during games? I believe that all of them play the post-game show, but how many march on the field during pre-game and halftime?
I was in the band in the late 70s, and I believe we had less than 300; 250 people marched, and we only had maybe 40 reserves or so.
There's also some lobbying going on on Facebook for Hackett to take the band to Utah.