The Beat Goes On: MSU's Pride Marching Band!
Strike up the band as Ozarks Public Television celebrates the highlight-filled story and history of Missouri State University’s marching bands in our newest OPT-produced local documentary, The Beat Goes On-MSU’s Pride Marching Band. The Missouri State University band began in 1908, just two years after the founding of the university. From these humble beginnings, 16 members set a beat that has evolved over the decades into both national and international success and respect including NFL football halftime shows, multiple and featured appearances in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day, Tournament of Roses, and Orange Bowl Parades, and unforgettable Bear football halftime performances. Today’s show band features over 300 musicians, color guard and dance team performers, and many band alums continue to lead and influence marching band programs across the country. Their name, The Pride Marching Band, reflects their talent, reputation and growing legacy.
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