Marching Mocs

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Marching Mocs
School UTC
Location Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Conference Southern Conference
Founded 1886
Director [1]
Erika Schafer
Craig Davis
Members ~125
Uniform Half blue, half gold jacket with a train image on the front with the smoke from the train forming into the Chattanooga Mocs logo. Black shoes, black socks, and blue pants. Blue Baseball cap with the Chattanooga Mocs logo on the front.

The Marching Mocs are the 125+ member marching band of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The band performs at all Mocs home football games and select away games each year. The Marching Mocs are recognized as one of the nation's top collegiate marching bands. The Marching Mocs are popular for their performance of modern pop, rock, metal, and other popular genres songs that crowds can relate to.

History[edit]

In March 2009, the Marching Mocs pep band was featured prominently on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon who picked the men's basketball team as his favorite underdog in the 2009 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.[2][3]

Traditions[edit]

First Tennessee Pavilion[edit]

The Marching Mocs perform in a parade and a pep rally in the First Tennessee Pavilion before the kick-off of all home football games with the cheerleaders, Sugar Mocs, Majorettes, Elite, and the UTC mascot, Scrappy the Mocking Bird.

First Down[edit]

Every time the football team receives a first down, it is tradition for the Marching Mocs to play what is known as the Woo-Woo. It is a sequence of two long tones that sound like a train horn with drum fill between long tones. This ties in with Chattanooga's history as a major railroad hub.

Touchdown[edit]

Every touchdown is followed by the Marching Mocs performing a song called Rep Yo City and then the UTC Fight Song.

Pregame[edit]

During pregame, the Marching Mocs make the formation of the Chattanooga Athletic's logo on the field. The Marching Mocs always perform I've Been Working on the Railroad, Chattanooga Choo Choo, The Star Spangled Banner, The UTC Alma Mater, The UTC Fight Song, and the New Tennessee Waltz March while on the field for the Pregame festivities.

Marching Mocs Miscellanea[edit]

Pep Band[edit]

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Pep Band performs at all home men's and women's basketball games. The pep band is also known as The World's Most Dangerous Pep Band. The pep band travels to the Southern Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament, and to NCAA Basketball Tournaments with the Mocs and Lady Mocs. The pep band has the honor to be called the most entertaining, loudest, and best pep band in the Southern Conference.

School songs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Marching Band". University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Retrieved 2009-06-08. 
  2. ^ Susan Pierce (2009-03-19). "Chattanooga Mocs band hits the Big Apple". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved 2009-06-08. 
  3. ^ Susan Pierce (2009-03-18). "14 Mocs on Fallon's show tonight". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved 2009-06-08. 

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