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And the Granite of New Hampshire…

The Valley News reported the below on Saturday before the Columbia game in an off-line article:

The Dartmouth College Marching Band will make its lone, annual road trip this week. Traditionally, the band ascends the Empire State Building and plays the alma mater at the top, but assistant drum major Maggie Fleming said change is afoot. A combination of the cost to enter the building, plus various band members not being keen on heights or elevators, means the ensemble will instead play in Times Square. [Emphasis added]

Unbelievable. Maybe they need a Community Director to hold their hand?

Note: Laura Michet ‘11 writes in:

The band chose not to sing on top of the Empire State Building for financial reasons, and because a positive experience singing in Quincy Market last year has convinced us that it’s more fun to sing traditional Dartmouth songs in a busy place, where people can hear and appreciate them, than in a remote place where the audience is small.

Seems like I followed up on the VN’s comment a little precipitously. Apologies.


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