If you’ve ever been to a high school football game on a cold, fall-like Friday night, you know just how exciting that halftime show can be. It’s the perfect pick-me-up for a game that may not be going exactly as planned, and it’s the best way to get everyone perked up and cheering for the team during the second half. Marching bands have always been a halftime staple, but these bands are really starting to steal the show and show off new possibilities.
Below we have some of our favorite college marching band formations that have scored plenty of likes on YouTube and keep fans coming back for more.
Ohio State – Gangnam Style
This tribute made video game fans from all over the country smile. With Mario Brothers, Pokemon and Sonic the Hedgehog all making appearances, you can’t help but smile at this loveable and memorable marching band formation.
University of Hawaii – Giant Football Player
The Aloha State is always in a class of its own, and the University of Hawaii marching band made a name for itself when their formation created the stick figure of a giant football player who kicks a football. With great formation and a swift kick, this creative and forward-thinking arrangement stands alone.
Bethune-Cookman University - President Barack Obama
This 325-member group decided to do it big, and they did. Their marching band formation marched together to form a silhouette of the President in 2008 when he was elected for his first term.
University of Notre Dame – Come Sail Away
Who doesn’t love to sing along with the Styx song “Come Sail Away”… in the rain…during a football game? That’s exactly what the University of Notre Dame marching band did during a rainy football game. Their formation perfectly outlined a unique sailboat that pleased the crowd.
Florida State University – Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”
In remembrance of Michael Jackson, Florida State University had an incredible marching band formation during a game in 2009. Their performance was to the hit song “Thriller”, and some of the moves were inspired by the King of Pop himself.
Bottom line: Who ever said that marching bands weren't cool?
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