Florida Atlantic Marching Owls

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The Florida Atlantic Marching Owls
School Florida Atlantic University
Location Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Conference Conference USA
Founded 2002
Director Sean Murray
Uniform White jacket with red sash, navy blue cape down the back of the left shoulder, navy blue pants, black shoes, white gloves, navy blue shako with navy blue plume.

The Florida Atlantic Marching Owls is the marching band at Florida Atlantic University. The band plays for all home football games and regularly plays in area civic and community events. [1] The band was founded in 2002 and literally had only weeks to be put together and ready for the opening game. The band consisted of a few dozen members who wore Hawaiian shirts and straw hats but managed to be a relatively successful addition to the football program and enjoyable to the fans. [2] However, the band only survived for two years under the direction of George Sparks and was rendered inactive for the 2004 school year.

In April 2005 the school hired Christopher Chapman as the new director with the goal of having the band at football games again in September 2005. [3] The plan was a success and the band has been active ever since. The band has performed at the New Orleans Bowl in December 2007 and has gained respect as a well trained band for its modest size. [4] The band has also begun sponsorship and operation of a high school marching band competition in Boca Raton that drew fourteen high schools from the area last year. [2]