I was a member of the Band for all four of my years (72-76) and I missed only one game, to take the GRE. Our halftime shows always stretched the limits of good taste and the patience of University administrators. Fortunately, we had a steadfast supporter in Freddy Fox. The one real peril we faced during halftimes was being run over by fans of our opponents, who would dart onto the field as we stood and played, and several times band members were badly injured.
I met several of my best friends in and through the Band and am still in touch with them.