9/18/20 - ND Band Marches Out for First Time in 2020
On Friday, 9/18, the Band of the Fighting Irish marched across campus for the first time for the 2020 season. 2020 marks the 175th year of the band's existence, reaffirming its place as the oldest collegiate band program in continuous existence in the United States. Band members and staff spent most of the summer months in consultation with university leadership and experts, crafting plans for health and safety measures in light of COVID-19. With multiple mitigation strategies in place, the Band carried forward the tradition of the 174 prior years.