As always, the Cal Band will perform it's Sproul Steps concert on Sproul Steps (duh) at around 3:30pm (1 1/2 hours before game time). Check it out!
The Cal Band has about 160 returning members with about 70 newmen. No one has gotten cut (yet?) as the newmen class is really strong and pre-game is charted for 221. :)
* Because of the ABC coverage, the Star Spangled Banner will probably be played after Big 'C' in the "C" formation.
* Pre-game is charted for 221 members. (Half-time is less, I forget the number.)
* The third song of pre-game is "Golden Bear."* All season, instead of marching show-high to "America the Beautiful", the band will march show-high to "Hail to California". Apparently it works without the fermatas.
* Show: The Who Show -- Who Are You, I Can't Explain, My Generation, Baba O'Reily, Pinball Wizard, Won't Get Fooled Again.
* The Michigan State Band will not be performing at half-time (and I don't believe they are coming at all). There will be parachuters after the Cal Band performance.
Cal Band Great!