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The Dartmouth College Marching Band (abbr. DCMB) is an officially-recognized student organization of Dartmouth College, and is the oldest marching band in the Ivy League. Dartmouth College is a private academic institution in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. ... This article is becoming very long. ... The Ivy League is an athletic conference comprising eight private institutions of higher education located in the Northeastern United States. ...

The DCMB completes its traditional 'D' formation during Homecoming 2004

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Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1464x489, 197 KB) Summary Description: A photo of the Dartmouth College Marching Band, Fall 2004, Dartmouth vs Harvard football game halftime, scattering into the traditional D formation. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1464x489, 197 KB) Summary Description: A photo of the Dartmouth College Marching Band, Fall 2004, Dartmouth vs Harvard football game halftime, scattering into the traditional D formation. ...

About the DCMB

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Formed during the 1890s, the Dartmouth College Marching Band is the oldest marching band in the Ivy League. Since the 1960s, the DCMB has been a "scatter band" like every Ivy League marching band excepting Cornell's band. Image File history File links Noia_64_mimetypes_shellscript. ... The 1890s were sometimes referred to as the Mauve Decade, because William Henry Perkins aniline dye allowed the widespread use of that colour in fashion, and also as the Gay Nineties, under the then-current usage of the word gay which referred simply to merriment and frivolity, with no... This article is becoming very long. ... The Ivy League is an athletic conference comprising eight private institutions of higher education located in the Northeastern United States. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... A scramble band - also known as a scatter band - is a particular type of field-performing marching band with distinct characteristics that set it apart from other common forms of marching bands; most notably, scramble bands do not normally march. ... Cornell redirects here. ...


During the fall, the band attends all home football games and usually two to three of the away games. For each game, the band writes a humorous script for pre-game and halftime about the opponent's school and/or current events, which is read over the loudspeaker as the band scrambles into formation. The formation made and the song played serve as the joke's punchline. During the football game, the band stimulates the crowd by playing during offensive first downs and after any points are scored, as well as supplying various chants and songs.


Once football season is over, the DCMB remains active by acting as a pep band at hockey and basketball games, as well as by playing at various special events on campus such as Winter Carnival. Dartmouth College is a private academic institution in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. ...


The band includes many skilled musicians, even some music majors, but it also includes a kazoo section as well as a "liquid percussion" section, in which kegs and jugs are used as percussion instruments. The DCMB is the only band in the Ivy League to include such a section.


While the band does have official faculty representatives, the organization is primarily student-run. The President holds overarching power, the General Manager organizes on-campus and off-campus events, the Drum Major creates the formations and leads marching, and the Conductor picks songs to play and conducts the band. In addition, other members of the "Directorate" deal with equipment management, show writing, publicity, social life, supplying music, maintaining lists, and other various necessary tasks. Positions are filled with a mixture of election and appointment. By DCMB tradition, the Governor of Hawaii is an ex officio member of directorate, and supreme authority rests with the Coke Machine. The coke machine in Morton Hall was elected to the directorate in November 1988 when Tor Blaisdell ran for president unopposed. Mr. Blaisdell was elected as president, while the Coke Machine became a member of the DCMB directorate. The factual accuracy of this article is disputed. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This page includes English translations of several Latin phrases and abbreviations such as . ... The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ... Soda pop and snack machines A vending machine is a machine that dispenses merchandise when a customer deposits money sufficient to purchase the desired item (as opposed to a shop, where personnel is required for every purchase). ...


The uniform consists of white pants, a white turtleneck shirt, and a green blazer for football games. As with other scatter bands, this uniform is customarily accessorized with silly hats and buttons. In the winter, these uniforms are traded in for rugby shirts striped in green and white. A scramble band - also known as a scatter band - is a particular type of field-performing marching band with distinct characteristics that set it apart from other common forms of marching bands; most notably, scramble bands do not normally march. ...


The Dartmouth College Marching Band maintains itself as one of the most tradition-centric organizations on campus, and as a group on the forefront of student spirit. The band's goofy nature and non-traditional attire sets it apart from the other Ivy League marching bands. The band's motto, which distinguishes it from many student groups on campus for its non-Latin origin, is "The Band Always Wins!" and "Hey Band!-Hey What!" This page contains detailed information on a number of student groups at Dartmouth College. ...


As much a social organization as a musical group, members of the group participate in intramural sports, maintain an active e-mail discussion list, and hold various social events throughout the year. The e-mail list is known as the "Socialist," a name that reflects upon its addictively communal nature and combines the words "social" and "list."


Traditions and History

The band continues to play the old fight songs that have been played at football games for nearly a century. These songs include "Dartmouth's in Town Again," "Come Stand Up Men," "As the Backs Go Tearing By," and "Glory to Dartmouth" - collectively known as the "Dartmouth Tunes." The conclusion of each game is cause to play the Alma Mater, to which the football team and audience members sing, followed by an arrangement of Hey Baby from the "Dirty Dancing" soundtrack. Before football games, the band marches to tailgate parties, as well as through Hanover, New Hampshire's Main Street for home games, playing "Louie, Louie" and the Dartmouth Tunes. Men of Dartmouth, written by Richard Hovey (class of 1885), was the alma mater of Dartmouth College. ... Dirty Dancing is a 1987 musical and romance film directed by Emile Ardolino. ... Hanover is a town located on the Connecticut River in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. ...


Every Dartmouth Night Weekend, the band doubles in size as alumni return wearing sweaters knitted by the Faculty Advisor's wife, and march with the band. Some alumni have come back for more than 50 homecomings. The band demonstrates its only fancy marching during the halftime show, as band members march directly into a "D" formation. Dartmouth College is a private academic institution in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. ...


Each year, one away game is picked to be a three-day trip, during which time band members climb a skyscraper and sing Dartmouth songs on its top floor. Other yearly social events include a bowling trip, a potluck dinner for the freshmen, a scavenger hunt, a tradition-filled 'banquet' dinner, and others.


Song Repertoire

The song repertoire consists primarily of TV and movie theme music as well as some classic rock, though new additions are constantly being added by students. Some of the band's favorite songs include:

Men of Dartmouth, written by Richard Hovey (class of 1885), was the alma mater of Dartmouth College. ... Walk Dont Run (1960) The Ventures are a rock instrumental band formed in 1958, by Don Wilson and Bob Bogle, two Seattle masonry workers. ... (help·info) Hawaii Five-O ran for twelve seasons on CBS television network. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with The Blues Brothers Band. ... Gimme Some Lovin is a song written by Steve Winwood, Spencer Davis and Muff Winwood, and originally performed by the Spencer Davis Group. ... You Put the Hurt On Me The Spencer Davis Group was formed in Birmingham, England in the early 1960s as The Rhythm and Blues Quartet. ... Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947 in Autlán de Navarro, Mexico) is a Grammy Award-winning Mexican American musician and Latin-rock guitarist. ... Bruce Channel (pronounced shuh-NELL) (born as Bruce McMeans, on November 28, 1940, in Jacksonville, Texas) was a one-hit wonder known for his 1962 number one hit, Hey! Baby. Channel originally performed on the Louisiana Hayride radio show, and then joined up with harmonica-player Delbert McClinton singing country... Dirty Dancing is a 1987 musical and romance film directed by Emile Ardolino. ... Katrina and the Waves formed in 1981 in Cambridge, England, and were fronted by American singer Katrina Leskanich until she left the group in 1999. ... Walking on Sunshine is a song written by Kimberley Rew for Katrina and the Waves second album, Walking on Sunshine. ...

Other Ivy League Bands

The Columbia University Marching Band The Columbia University Marching Band (CUMB) has performed for Columbia University since 1904. ... The Harvard University Band (HUB) is the official student marching band of Harvard University. ... Image:Ddrp-80. ... The University of Pennsylvania Band or the Penn Band is one of the largest marching bands in the Ivy League and is amongst the most active band programs in the country. ... The Yale Precision Marching Band is the official marching band of Yale University. ... The Brown University Band is the official band of Brown University. ... Cornell redirects here. ...

External links

  • The Dartmouth College Marching Band
  • Dartmouth College

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