Commanders officially get the band back together

NFL

The Washington Commanders reached again into their previous to proceed a convention that grew to become an indicator at residence video games, restoring their marching band after a two-year absence, the workforce introduced Friday.

The marching band has been a franchise staple for the reason that workforce moved to Washington in 1937 and have become well-known for taking part in its battle tune after touchdowns. They grew to become commonplace within the Washington space, routinely marching in space parades.

The band, nonetheless, had not had a presence over the previous two seasons — first as a result of the pandemic led to no followers within the stadium (save for one sport) after which as a result of this system was paused whereas the workforce rebranded its title and brand.

Whereas followers nervous if they’d return, Commanders president Jason Wright had instructed ESPN final 12 months that they all the time supposed for the band to return again.

Based on a launch, the workforce additionally will revamp the lyrics to their former battle tune. The earlier battle tune, which debuted in 1938, underwent a number of revisions through the years.

The 60-member all-volunteer band — that includes woodwind, brass and percussion devices — could have new burgundy-and-gold uniforms.

Washington changed its cheerleaders with a coed dance workforce final season.

The workforce introduced its new Commanders title on Feb. 2, additionally unveiling new uniforms and a crest.

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