USC Trojan Marching Band

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Active since: 1880    Primary Instrument: Band/orchestra

Founded in 1880, the same year as USC. In November 1918, at the end of World War I, members of the TMB led a victory parade of America's returning servicemen in New York City. “Fight On”, the fight song of the University was composed in 1922 and became a part of the TMB tradition. In 1923, the school's alma mater, “All Hail”, was composed by a member of the TMB, Al Wesson. The TMB gave its first national radio concert on CBS on April 19, 1929. The band participated in the 1932 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, forming the Olympic Braid in the opening ceremonies in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (coincidentally USC's home stadium)....
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The Spirit of Troy has appeared in several movies and television shows, including: Fame
Forrest Gump (as the Alabama Band)
Grease 2 (as the Rydell High School Band)
The Music Man
Hello, Dolly!
The Last Boy Scout
The Little Rascals
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
Scrubs, in the episode "My Best Friend's Baby's Baby and My Baby's Baby"
Doogie Howser, M.D., in the episode "Dances With Wanda"
Sgt. Bilko
That's Entertainment II
Two-Minute Warning
How I Met Your Mother
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
The Jay Leno Show
Dancing with the Stars
Fleetwood Mac: The Dance
American Idol
The 46th Annual Grammy Awards
2009 The 51st Annual Grammy Awards
The 48th Annual Academy Awards
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards
81st Annual Academy Awards
Disneyland's 30th Anniversary Celebration
Broadway at the Hollywood Bowl

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