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THE DOWNLOAD: #GoAgs! #GoBand-uh! ... to Cheney!

By Dave Jones on December 11, 2018 in University

UC Davis Band-uh! takes Eastern Washington

No sooner had the Aggie football team defeated Northern Iowa in a home game Dec. 1 — which was UC Davis' first time hosting a Football Championship Subdivision playoff game — than the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh! declared: "Road trip!" As in, going to Eastern Washington University for the Aggies' next playoff game, Dec. 8.

The band raised $18,000 in three days (special thanks to members of the Cal Aggie Marching Band Alumni Association as major contributors) and the road trip was on — 54 Band-uh! members and the director, 800 miles by bus to Cheney, Washington, where the Aggies and the Eagles and the band played in temperatures in the upper 20s. The Band-uh! took to the frozen field for a halftime show, performing songs from The Incredibles, arranged by Sydney Bonnell, graduating student director.

Josh Garcia, band director, described the road trip as "incredible" — and that was before he told Dateline the theme of the halftime show.

Push-Up Squad

Chancellor May and LeShelle May and others, doing push-ups in the stands.
Anthony Aviles leads the Band-uh! and the Push-Up Squad, including Chancellor May (striped knit cap) and LeShelle May (next to the chancellor), at Eastern Washington University’s Roos Field, Dec. 8.

The Band-uh! brought so much Aggie spirit to the game that the band members even got Chancellor Gary May and LeShelle May to join the Push-Up Squad, as seen in this video on Facebook, doing push-ups for every point scored. Read Dateline's report on the game.

After the game

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