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Just wanted to throw out some kudos to the great job the band did this year. It's hard to imagine what them as it grows. I really like the enthusiasm and they can cook. Move over FAMU, o.k. maybe not yet but they are definitely a group having fun.

GREAT JOB BAND - It does make a difference
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I agree, although as a band parent I am not exactly unbiased.

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The band works its collective butt off to produce great shows. The Marching Owls sound like twice or three times the number of people who make up the band.

I am told President Frank Brogan is very pleased with the band's progress. he even had his Christmas card photo made with members of the band in the background.

The Marching owls will be playing at some sort of Heart Walk on Saturday and will entertain at the last game (first away "trip" for the band) at FIU. The Owls and FIU band will get together at halftime to play "Amazing Grace", and both bands will do their shows.

The band was supposed to give a special performance for Palm Beach County high school bands at the area's major prep competition, but the event was postponed or canceled due to Hurricane Wilma. Hopefully, the owls will get to show local high school players what they can expect and convince them to come to FAU and make the band even stronger in the coming years.

I know the band plans to attend some away games in the future. That will give the team a great boost when away from home.

FAU is likely to get a major visiting band or two next year. I think Troy's Sound of the South - one of the country's best bands, with 300 or so members (www.soundofthesouth.org) - is considering a South Florida trip. Troy plays at FAU nd FIU next fall.

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More FAU pictures at:

Louisiana-Monroe
http://www.palmswestpress.com/images/FAU_vs_ULM_1_09_22_05/index.htm

Band at Louisiana-Monroe Game
http://www.palmswestpress.com/images/FAU_vs_ULM_Band_1_09_22_05/index.htm

Middle Tennessee (Homecoming)
http://www.palmswestphoto.com/shopping/nfrun.exe?showphotos+1000275

Middle Tennessee (Homecoming)
http://tinyurl.com/752lm

Oklahoma State
http://www.palmswestpress.com/images/FAU_Foot_1_09_09_05/index.htm

Band at Oklahoma State Game
http://www.palmswestpress.com/images/FAU_Band_1_09_09_05/index.htm

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Thanks everyone for the kind words! We love to hear it. We are having a blast (especially when we can play our fight song because we won!) Don't forget to check us out during basketball season. As for next year we can't wait! Our band director, Dr. Chris Chapman, is trying to work out having us go to 2 away games. So far we are thinking about Kentucky, Clemson, or S. Carolina. Thank you again for alll your support.

Daphne Markey



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You guys are good. Next year will be even better! Thanks for choosing FAU. I'm sure that Troy may have snuck into the back of your mind.. ;)

Keep up the great work. 8-)
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Although my father tried hard Troy was never an option for me. I love Florida, the beach, and Wellington (I ride horses) too much. Looking forward to everyones support of the band. I can't wait till I am a senior and we have 200+ people in band.

Daphne

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I agree….it has been a revelation to actually have a band in proper uniforms on the field this season. They may be small in numbers, but at least it's a start. We need a catchy name now. Troy stole the obvious name for us, so now we need something to call our band by. Suggestions anyone? Here are some of mine (some more legitimate than others):

The Beach Boys (and girls)
The Red, White and Blue Crew
The Sound of South Florida
The FAU Band (my favorite)

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We have been calling ourselves The Fighting Owl Marching Band (F.O.M.B. for short). But the school told us we cant use that because Nike wont let the sports team use the word "fighting". Ughhh politics! So now we are "The pride of the Owl Marching Band." We dont really like it so it is only temporary.

On the bus to the N. Texas game we were joking around and thought up the name Burrowing Owl Marching band. That way for short we could be called the BOMB!!!!

Daphne

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dmarkey said

We have been calling ourselves The Fighting Owl Marching Band (F.O.M.B. for short). But the school told us we cant use that because Nike wont let the sports team use the word "fighting". Ughhh politics! So now we are "The pride of the Owl Marching Band." We dont really like it so it is only temporary.

On the bus to the N. Texas game we were joking around and thought up the name Burrowing Owl Marching band. That way for short we could be called the BOMB!!!!

Daphne


Hey, I like that!!!! 8-) That gets my vote!!!! The BOMB

It is listed on the FAU web site on the college of arts and letters page as Fighting Owls Marching Band. Hopefully Nike won't notice.

I have a good friend down in Georgia that graduated from Duke. According to him, their band is the Duke University Marching Band or D.U.M.B.

FAU - THE REAL SLEEPING GIANT
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The BOMB gets my vote for sure!
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Agreed-the "B.O.M.B" is perfect-go with that one! 8-)
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