HAIL YES! Sign The Petition To Send The Michigan Marching Band to the Cowboy Classic!
  • Petitioned Mary Sue Coleman

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President, University of Michigan
Mary Sue Coleman
Athletic Director University of Michigan
David Brandon

HAIL YES! Sign The Petition To Send The Michigan Marching Band to the Cowboy Classic!

    1. Dr. Billi Gordon
    2. Petition by

      Dr. Billi Gordon

      Los Angeles, CA

David Brandon says the reason The University of Michigan won’t be taking the band to The Cowboy Classic is because it would cost $400,000 to transport them, which amounts to double what it costs for the team. Yet, Michigan is set to earn a $4.7 Million payday for playing in the game. To make matters worse, the band was originally told they were going and the contract Brandon signed even designated seats for the band. Now with the band being forced to stay home, family members that had made arrangements to attend the game and see their son or daughter perform are left with just a ticket to the game—if they still want to go. Granted one could argue that the band is just a side show--but the side show is a part of the confluent intercollegiate athletic experience. This decision is egregious because it sends the message that intercollegiate athletic competition is no longer about the preserving and promoting the positive experience of the athletes, the students, the alumni, or their parents, but rather about financial gain. Is that really a message we want for our children.  Is that really congruent with the University of Michigan mission statement?  

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    1. We're over 2000 supporters of this petition; and changes to the language

      Dr. Billi Gordon
      Petition Organizer

      Now that my emotions over this issue have settled, I realize that the language of this petition could be more diplomatic and less antagonistic and politically accusatory. So I have softened it. We're all Michigan alums here, or Michigan fans, so we're all on the same side. We just need Dave Brandon to hear us. There's no need to make this any more difficult and unpleasant for him than it already is.

      I also changed the picture because someone sent me a much better one. Hail! We shall get the MMB to Dallas on time. Thanks for signing the petition, and continue to share it.

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    • Josh Dowdy MARTINEZ, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      As a member of the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band, my section and I want to see another band at the Cowboy Classic.

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    • Morgan Shaw BRENTWOOD, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      I am a member of the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band, and I would have hated to to told I couldn't go to what is going to be a historical game!

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    • bill peters sr PORT CHARLOTTE, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      "can't go to war without my band"

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    • Melissa Satterfield GRAND HAVEN, MI
      • over 2 years ago

      As a Michigan alum and season football ticket holder my husband and I have been looking forward to attending the game for months. The band travels for the team for away games and to post season games on a regular basis, why should this be any different? I understand it will be a large expense, but a Michigan football game without the band helping fans cheer on the Maize and Blue just won't be the same.

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    • Raeann Brodbeck OTTAWA LAKE, MI
      • over 2 years ago

      The band is a valuable member for the team at U of M. They work hard at practice and need to be their for the football players spirit.

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