To make room for new dorms, University of Michigan starts closing nearby parking lots
ANN ARBOR, MI - There is one less parking lot available on University of Michigan’s campus due to the Central Campus construction projects approved by the Board of Regents last week. UM closed the W41 parking lot on Hill Street and 5th Avenue in an initial move to make way for the new Michigan Marching Band facility. By moving the band’s facility from its current site at Elbel Field, there will be room to construct the 2,300-bed residence hall approved by the regents Feb. 16.mlive.com
New 2,300-bed residence hall project approved for University of Michigan
ANN ARBOR, MI - The University of Michigan will add 2,300 beds for Central Campus students in a new residence hall and dining facility approved Thursday by the Board of Regents. The regents approved the $6.5-million initial planning contract for that project and another project to relocate the Michigan Marching Band location. The replacement for the Northwood III residence buildings on North Campus have been delayed to accommodate the Elbel Field project, officials said. The Michigan Marching Band supports the move, said director John Pasquale. “As this process moves forward, we are confident the Michigan Marching Band will have incredible, best-in-class facilities that will allow the band to continue its unparalleled tradition and legacy well into the future,” Pasquale said.mlive.com
Watch Michigan Marching Band warm up before Orange Bowl
PLANTATION, FLA. – On the eve of the Wolverines’ Miami showdown against Georgia, the Michigan Marching Band is putting on multiple public shows. The band performed Friday morning at at American Heritage High School in Plantation, Florida, about 20 minutes north of Hard Rock Stadium where they’ll lead an outdoor pep rally starting two hours before kickoff at 5:30 p.m.mlive.com
Michigan Marching Band members become virtual ‘pen pals’ with seniors in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR – A group of University of Michigan students have been actively engaging with local older adults during the pandemic to help ease their isolation and strike up new friendships. The project was launched by members of the Lambda Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma, an honorary co-ed band sorority focused on service. The group connected with the Ann Arbor Senior Center and began advertising in the center’s newsletter for virtual pen pals. “Chatting with my virtual pen pal has helped me remain connected to the U-M campus and the surrounding Ann Arbor community, as well as learn more about Michigan in general,” Souza said in a statement. “Additionally, as an aspiring high school teacher, I was so excited to learn that my pen pal was a high school teacher!
Ann Arbor DDA director retires; state of local businesses; Midnight Madness returns
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Watch Michigan Marching Band’s first-ever digital show
ANN ARBOR – The Michigan Marching Band performed the first digital show in its 123-year history on Saturday ahead of the Wolverines’ football game against Penn State. The band performed a variety of songs, including “Help!” by The Beatles, “Don’t Back Down” by Bruce Springsteen and “Amazing Grace.”Familiar voice and longtime Michigan Marching Band announcer Carl Grapentine appears throughout the performance. “I want to join the Michigan Marching band in thanking members of our medical community,” said Howard in the video. From musicians to flag team members, to cheerleaders and baton twirlers, the video features scores of the band’s members performing from their dorm rooms, permanent residences, front yards and on the band’s practicing grounds at Elbel Field. And it wouldn’t be a Michigan Band show if the drum major didn’t do that famous backbend on the field at the Big House.
Michigan Marching Band prepares for first-ever digital show
ANN ARBOR – For the first time in 123 years, the Michigan Marching Band band will be performing virtually. The band has adapted to a virtual format for performances, and will be releasing its first digital show in November. Michigan Marching Band’s 56th drum major, senior Walter Aguilar, said he has shifted his focus to keep the spirit of the 400-member band alive during these unprecedented times. “My focus has been on translating the traditions and excitement to new members in order to keep the community and spirit of the Michigan Marching Band thriving,” Aguilar said in a statement. 🎉👏#GoBlue #MMBandTogether pic.twitter.com/z8cRdbYnP3 — Michigan Marching & Athletic Bands (@umichband) October 4, 2020For many students, their second time in uniform on the field this season was for a September photo shoot.
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PopularKobe Bryant remembered as NBA legend & fatherNBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others were killed Sunday when their helicopter plunged into a steep hillside in dense morning fog in Southern California, his sudden death at age 41 touching off an outpouring of grief for a star whose celebrity transcended basketball. CBS Los Angeles host Greg Wolf and sports director Jim Hill remember Bryant.cbsnews.com