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Changes for the band

Bill Wyman | Wednesday, October 12, 2011

As a former band member, I certainly have seen the growth of the band over the years. They do a great job and winning the Sudler Trophy is an impressive accomplishment. Though I was disappointed over one change — the Band no longer plays the fight song of the opposing team. At the Air Force game, there was something wrong to not hear it or have the AFA Band perform first at halftime. Many things change over time, but for this old tuba player I do not understand the rationale for these changes. “Old Notre Dame will win over all” rings a bit hollow to me as I always thought the Notre Dame way was to demonstrate through actions the University’s character. Yes, it may have been hard for me to play an opposing team’s fight song after we lost, but I certainly recognized why it was the right thing to do.

Love thee Notre Dame!

Bill Wyman


Class of 1981

Oct. 11