Washington Commanders bringing back 87-year-old marching band after 2-year hiatus

The Washington Commanders reached back into their past to continue a custom that ended up being a trademark in the house video games, restoring their marching band after a two-year lack, the group revealed Thursday.

The marching band has actually been a franchise staple given that the group relocated to Washington in 1937 and ended up being well-known for playing its battle tune after goals. They ended up being prevalent in the Washington location, regularly marching in location parades.

The band, nevertheless, had actually not had an existence over the previous 2 seasons — initially due to the fact that the pandemic resulted in no fans in the arena (conserve for one video game) and after that due to the fact that the program was stopped briefly while the group rebranded its name and logo design.

While fans fretted if they would return, Commanders president Jason Wright had actually informed ESPN in 2015 that they constantly meant for the band to come back.

According to a release, the group likewise will revamp the lyrics to their previous battle tune. The previous battle tune, which debuted in 1938, went through a number of modifications for many years.

The 60-member all-volunteer band — including woodwind, brass and percussion instruments — will have brand-new burgundy-and-gold uniforms.

Washington changed its cheerleaders with a coed dance group last season.

The group revealed its brand-new Commanders name on Feb. 2, likewise revealing brand-new uniforms and a crest.

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