University of Indiana Marching 100 . . .?!?!?!
The Bands at Indiana University have a long tradition of innovation.
Besides being the first band in the country to spell out a name ("Harvard"
at an away game under the direction of Mark Hindsley) IU's Marching Band was
one of the first to march a 10 by 10 block, and during the 1920's became known
as the Indiana University Marching Hundred. The number did not expand on a
regular basis until the 1950's. The sobriquet remains, however, in deference
to over one hundred years of excellence.
In presenting the Indiana University Marching Hundred around the
country, Indiana Fans have become accustomed to hearing the name pronounced
incorrectly, the most common variants being "University of Indiana" and "Marching
One fact remains; As one of the country's great bands, IU's Marching
Hundred is an outstanding ensemble.
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