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.
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.