While we’re disappointed in the cancellation of fall sports and the football season, we recognize the necessity of this decision. The health and safety of all students and athletes overrides any other concern. We’re hopeful that the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic will ease in the coming months and that football and other activities can resume in the spring.
We also hope that the Spirit of Troy will be able to take the field at that time and give everyone, especially graduating seniors, the opportunity to perform and kick off the next era of the Trojan Marching Band under its new director. While a football season can be cancelled, you can’t cancel Trojan spirit. The TMBAA will continue its mission to support the band and our alums in any way possible to help continue the legacy and traditions of the Greatest Marching Band in the History of the Universe.
Without football, tailgates and the opportunity to watch the TMB, the TMBAA wants to provide opportunities for alums to remain connected and get together during the fall. We’re open to your thoughts. Send them to [email protected] Let’s talk about it at the TMB Cantina on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. Pacific time on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97913022895
We know that the band’s experience this year will be unlike any other. While this cancellation eliminates the immediate need for TMBAA funds previously earmarked for support of band camp and travel, the TMB will continue to face unexpected expenses. The TMBAA will do whatever we can to make sure that TMB members have the best experience possible despite the pandemic. When we have specifics, we’ll let you know.
Rick Nordin, President