Send the whole SUMB to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl
  • Petitioned Syracuse University

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Syracuse University

Send the whole SUMB to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl

    1. Brett Fortnam
    2. Petition by

      Brett Fortnam

      Westmoreland, United States

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December 2012

Victory

From Brett Fortnam: The whole band will be travelling to the game. Thank you all for your support!

The university stands to make nearly $2 million for just fielding a team. Two years ago the school had no issue paying for the entire band to attend what is supposed to be a celebration of a successful football season. Now the university is refusing to pay for travel arrangements for anybody who cannot be bussed to the game. Additionally, they are making some members travel for nearly four hours to reach a site where a bus can pick them up. There is no doubt in anybody's mind that the university can afford these travel expenses. No organization on campus has been more supportive of the football team, through good times and bad. We spend hours of preparation time every week to make each game a more enjoyable experience for everyone involved. For some, this would have been their last chance to perform with this band. Please sign this petition to show the university that it is wrong in its greed to leave some of the core members of the Syracuse University Marching Band unable to attend the game.

To:
Syracuse University
Send the whole SUMB to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Marissa Roe JOHNSON CITY, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      How can you make the decision to not send a whole band that has been the football teams biggest fans even when they SUCKED!!! There were times when the BAND was the only ones left in the stadium to even cheer on your beloved football players. You have no problems sending every football player and I'm sure all of the support staff and the cheerleading team and dance team but you will punish the band who all they do is support everyone that is on that field and keeps the SU spirit alive within the dome. Take the pry bar out and pry your wallet open Syracuse University and send the students, ALL, of the students of the marching band to the bowl game.

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    • Shawn T. Natole HAGAMAN, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      I have former students on SUMB

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    • Colten Weekley CAMBRIDGE, MN
      • over 1 year ago

      Want to see the whole band being able to attend.

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    • Helen Chang INDIO, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Absolutely absurd to not take the most important element of school spirit to a bowl game.

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    • Nicholas True EAST WALPOLE, MA
      • over 1 year ago

      As a proud former memebr of the UMass Marching Band, it was an honor to represent the school in hte one bowl game we got to attend in 2006. The Band represented the University with power and class despite a hostile crowd. This would be chance to showcase what SU can offer future studnets and what thier values are as a student body. The band speaks volumes about a College or University and serves as a rallying cry for loyal fans and a recruiting icon for future students.

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