Oklahoman sports columnist Berry Tramel watched the OU Homecoming Parade last week, like many of you did, except this was the first one he’s ever seen:
With that said, the floats were fun and the band was totally cool. Watching the Pride of Oklahoma walk by literally 15 feet from you is like watching a football game from the sidelines. Totally new perspective.
For one thing, the marching of a band is totally underrated. The musicians have to take these tiny little steps, sort of like moving furniture, carrying a sofa or something that blocks your knees and you have to baby-step it. Same with the trombonists. Definitely not easy to do.
Also, I never noticed, but the tuba players don’t wear hats. I wonder if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.
But the band is totally cool. I love marching bands and OU has a good one.
I’m not saying anything about the hats. I know better.