Horns Up, Forward March: Fall In With UVA's Cavalier Marching Band : World Cafe Ever wonder how a marching band chooses songs, or how hundreds of musicians can be so perfectly coordinated? Today we find out with the Cavalier Marching Band.
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UVA Cavalier Marching Band On World Cafe

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Horns Up, Forward March: Fall In With UVA's Cavalier Marching Band

Horns Up, Forward March: Fall In With UVA's Cavalier Marching Band

UVA Cavalier Marching Band On World Cafe

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Set List

  • "Summer of '69"
  • "Swag Surfin"
  • "Seven Nation Army"
  • "Let's Go 'Hoos Cheer"
  • "America"
  • "Sweet Caroline"

This week, we're taking you on our Sense Of Place trip to Charlottesville, Va., and exploring the city's music scene. Charlottesville is a picturesque college town that's home to the University of Virginia, or UVA. If the name rings a bell, it might be because their men's basketball team won the NCAA March Madness tournament back in 2019, and the Cavalier Marching Band was along for the ride.

If you've ever wondered how a marching band chooses songs, or how hundreds of musicians can be so perfectly coordinated, then you're in for a treat. Today we go behind the scenes with the Cavalier Marching Band. Hear more about the musical side of college sports with the Cavalier Marching Band in this session.

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