December 7, 2010
The Colorado State University Marching Band performed in Denver's signature holiday event, the Parade of Lights, on Dec. 3, 2010.
The CSU Alumni Association hosted a reception and parade watch party at the CSU Denver Center where friends and alumni joined tens of thousands of spectators lining the parade route to watch the band and other parade participants, including high school marching bands and twelve floats adorned with spectacular lights and moving parts.
The band kicked-off their performance with the infamous trombone suicides.
US Bank sponsored the CSU Marching Band in the 2010 Parade of Lights.
The Colorado State University Marching Band, under the direction of Christopher Nicholas, began in 1901 with only 13 members. Out of 260 members today, 30 percent are music majors and the remaining band members represent all eight colleges across CSU’s campus in Fort Collins. An average band member spends 17 hours per week in rehearsal or performing. The CSU Marching Band appears at more than 60 performances per year. The band recently provided halftime entertainment at a Denver Broncos game.
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