The band participated in similar trips in 2012 and 2016, where they played at the Dublin St. Patrick’s Festival Parade and the Limerick International Band Championship.
On Homecoming weekend, old band members get the opportunity to relive the collegiate band experience with a pre-game performance.
Marching Mizzou drum major Andrew Hopkins: “We have a new level of diversity on campus that we didn’t have before.”
Led by its drum majors, MU’s marching band continues a 130-year tradition.
“Man, we should have been there.”
The drum was funded in part by MU and the Missouri Students Association.
Paul Heddings, who is legally blind, became a drum major for Marching Mizzou.
The drum is set to debut at Homecoming, Oct. 15.
The band has plans for Homecoming, an Ireland trip and memorials for lost members.
The band has had the same uniforms since 2001.
A weekend automobile accident killed sophomore Jeremy Porter and junior Sean Radcliff.
20 universities across the nation participated in the campaign.
The new Athletics Bands director is planning changes to garner interest at halftime.