The #ExpandTheBand movement took off last night exciting fans and mobilizing the band world to explore the need to grow college pep bands at the NCAA Tournament and allow electronic amplification. To read the full article about the movement click here
Multiple band programs including the Marching Illini, Famous Maroon Band from Mississippi State, University of Cincinnati Band program, UAB Band program, Temple Band program, University of Washington Marching Huskies, the 6th Man Band at Central Michigan, the Pitt Band and more from across the country joined together with the VCU, George mason and James Madison pep bands to show their support of the movement.
Band members and fans from across the world voiced their support as well:
Even CBS' own Jerry Palm got behind the idea and voiced his support:
The change.org petition
that will be sent to the NCAA has jumped into the top 15% of change.org's most active petitions this week and has quickly collected nearly 2,000 signatures in less than 24 hours.
The band's still need your help and there is still a ton of work to do. Please sign and share the petition
within your band community and use #ExpandTheBand on social media throughout the NCAA Tournament. Write to the NCAA or tweet at them. Let them hear you!