Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

  1. Strike up the band

    Composer/arranger Jerry Bilik, BMus ’55/MMus ’61, takes you inside the Michigan Marching Band. He’s the artist behind some of their most beloved classics.

  2. How we went blue

    It’s short. It’s sweet. And it can really swing. But the origins of “Let’s Go Blue” were anything but simple. (With podcast.)

  3. Women, take the field!

    The rule barring women from the Michigan Marching Band was dropped in 1972 — not with a bang, but a whisper.