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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

MOB

Rice has a different sort of band, read about the MOB from the Rice traditions website or go to the source, the official MOB website. Post your favorite MOB memory.

The Marching Owl Band (The MOB) differs from traditional marching bands. The concept of the MOB's halftime shows during football season has been to integrate field action and formations with a script to present an entertaining and often thought-provoking experience. Current events, social change, and general fantasies provide the basis for show ideas. The MOB's director combines special musical arrangements with unusual concepts in performance to produce unique halftime entertainment.

Membership in the MOB is open to all students, whether they are musically gifted or not. Those who do not play an instrument help in the production of halftime shows as MOB Show Assistants. Benefits of being in the MOB include tickets to road games, attendance scholarships, and travel.

1 comment:

Bubba's Sis said...

I liked the time they were all scrambling around at the end of the halftime show, taking off their shoes and everyone was like, what? Then the ran off the field and their shoes spelled out RICE.

Love the MOB!