Well, then! The San Francisco Giants are the Champions of the World (he exclaimed through gritted teeth). But one of the best part of that whole situation is that the World Series Championship Parade was led by the one, the only, the best damn band in the land, the California Marching Band.
Well, we went back to the source on this: California Marching Band Student Director Thomas Gartner. We spoke with him previously regarding his role at the StuD. He was kind enough to answer some of our questions about the Cal Band's role at the World Series Championship parade. After the jump, see his answers to our questions. Many thanks to Mr. Gartner for his help with this. Feel free to donate to the band to help them continue to be as unquestionably awesome as they always are.
For some, Go Giants. And, for all, GO BEARS!
Many of us (including myself) were excused from midterms to attend this event. Usually a great deal of notice is required before professors will allow missing class for a sporting event, but I think most professors realized that this is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and many were very lenient about us missing class. The Giants called us on Monday, and we had around 90 people organized and ready Wednesday morning. I thought the whole thing went pretty well for slapping a parade together in two days.
All the Journey we could muster. Don't Stop Believing and Lights were mainstays