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The following is a Press Release from Louisiana State University:
Golden Band from Tigerland" recently received yet another national recognition,
as the world renowned LSU Tiger Marching Band has been included in a top ten
list of "The Best Marching Bands for 2011-12," compiled by The Huffington Post.
"Marching bands are awesome," Huffington Post writer Anna Susman wrote in the
article. "This invaluable part of the college football experience gets the
crowd amped up, and generates competitive spirit between the two schools
battling from supremacy. The following colleges have nurtured marching bands
that always impress, always excite and always showcase their full talent."
While the list does not give specific rankings for each school, the Tiger
Marching Band is displayed as the third band in a slideshow presentation on the
Huffington Post's website.
"'The Golden Band from Tigerland' out of Louisiana State University dazzles
audiences with their consistent talent and their "Golden Girls," the article
reads. "The band received the Sudler Trophy in 2002, and in 2008 won a contest
sponsored by ESPN, Paramount Pictures and Lucasfilm called ‘Battle of the
The Tiger Marching Band joins other university marching bands on the list
representing universities such as fellow Southeastern Conference members Texas
A&M University and the University of Tennessee Knoxville, as well as those
from the University of Texas, University of Southern California, Ohio State
University, University of Michigan, Florida A&M University, University of
Notre Dame and West Virginia University.
"The LSU Tiger Band is delighted to be selected as one of the top ten college
marching bands of 2011-2012," said LSU Director of Athletic Bands Roy King. "It
is an honor to be in the company of the other marching bands who were selected.
Congratulations to the directors, staff and students of these fine
organizations for all the hard work they do to represent their universities in
such a prestigious manner."
The LSU Tiger Marching Band, which includes the Golden Girls dance line and Colorguard,
is the largest and most visible single organization on campus, with a closed
membership of 325 students. The band was recognized nationally for its
outstanding achievements by the John Philip Sousa Foundation in 2002, receiving
the prestigious Sudler Trophy.
To learn more about LSU Tiger Marching Band and other LSU musical ensembles,
visit the LSU Department of Bands website at http://bands.lsu.edu.