Talk:Yale Precision Marching Band

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Wasn't there a "salute to abortion" at one half-time, in which the band formed a giant coathanger and played "You must have been a beautiful baby"? At one time, wasn't a cellist part of the marching band? - Nunh-huh 18:56, 4 May 2005 (UTC)


Yikes. Dunno about the first, but I'm almost sure there was a cellist.Bbpen 19:02, 4 May 2005 (UTC)

Oh totally cellists. We currently have a bunch of electric guitars, two violins, and two weird keyboard instruments that you blow into (I forget the name!). The abortion thing is totally possible. I know some alums claim that we're not as controversial now as we used to be. --Veggiesattva 20:00, 4 May 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, I definitely remember there being a "salute to abortion" show; though I don't know any of the details. Please check out the new revisions I made, I believe most of them are correct but there might be some errors with older uberprops. - --Talos726 20:16, 4 May 2005 (UTC)

It may have been the same half-time in which the band formed a penis and marched into a giant condom. Surely the Yale Daily News must have mentioned it? - Nunh-huh 20:22, 4 May 2005 (UTC)

I was in the YPMB 1976-1980. What was most notable about the pants-dropping stunt at Brown was that the game was televised. There was a cello in the band at that time--he had a wheel on the spike that comes from the bottom of the cello. I recall that his name was Matthew Gold (or maybe Golden). I don't recall that the band formed a "penis" on the field, but it often formed long tubular objects (like Castro's cigar) that might have been somewhat suggestive. One I recall was a "tennis racket" and two "tennis balls" that transformed into a female symbol to salute Renee Richards, the female tennis player who was formally a male Yalie. The halftime shows were substantially toned down after the Yale Bands changed directors in 1980 or 1981.

X-out at 1992 Harvard/Yale game[edit]

What the heck is an "x-out"? 216.68.185.117 (talk) 02:26, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Dating of Group Photo[edit]

The given photo is clearly not from 2009, but rather from 2007. You can clearly tell that Dave is the Drum Major in the picture, and I'm pretty sure you can see Bessie in the background. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.36.156.111 (talk) 17:23, 3 February 2011 (UTC)


"Face of god" stunt[edit]

I'm removing the "face of god" stunt, as it does not match with the source (http://digital.library.yale.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/yale-ydn/id/13301/rec/18 middle of page 12). What actually happened, according to the source, was not a stunt. They just only sent announcers and the article author remarked that "the Yale Invisible Band formed the face of God". Shne (talk) 17:57, 24 February 2013 (UTC)