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Band tops USC

Letter to the Editor | Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Occasionally, USC loses a football game. But like our perpetual sunshine, the SC Band always wins, easily outclassing the lesser bands of the Pac-10. So imagine SC fans’ shock and surprise when our Irish band not only visited the Coliseum for the first time last weekend, they conquered it. ND’s band easily outplayed, out-marched, and out-choreographed the Trojan marching band. They even got an ovation from the usually tough SC crowd. Most of my USC friends have never been out of the Coliseum or the Pac-10. Many didn’t even know we had a storied marching band of our own. They do now. As a native of Los Angeles and 1985 grad of ND, I know the Coliseum can be a lonely place for Domers. To the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Band, thanks for making the trip and giving all of us, including my SC friends, something else to talk about besides the final score. See you again in 2010!

Tod Tamberg


class of ’85

Nov. 30