We may not all be sports fans, but I believe we could all use a break from psetting to do something we will never be able to do again: Be crazy college sports fans. We can all learn a lesson from the MIT marching band, and get out there and show our MIT pride while having fun doing it.
First of all, we are not "just a band" - we're The World Famous, Nationally-Renowned, Often Copied But Never Cloned, Unforgettable (No Matter How Hard You Try), Super Phat, Super Fly... The One, The Only MIT Marching Band!
That said, yes we do have a color guard. They're very talented, almost never hit people with their flags, and are a force to be reckoned with, when they're around.
Halloween, MIT Marching Band style.
Before the late 1970s, the MIT Marching Band was a serious affair. It was run with the assistance of the Music Section faculty and did regular field shows. Membership ranged from 50 to 60 people, all of whom were talented instrumentalists. The official uniform was the red t-shirt with a trumpet logo. Because of a lack of student interest and funding, the Marching Band was reorganized as a student organization and became a scramble band. Soon afterward, the band fell into disarray several times during the 80's and early 90's before regaining a stable membership in the early 2000s.