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

  1. Strike up the band

    Chances are good that if you or someone you know has taken a music class in Michigan in the last 70 years, your teacher was a U-M grad.

  2. From Moog to Mannheim

    ’Tis the season for Mannheim Steamroller’s Chip Davis, BMus ’69, and his ‘18th-century classical rock’ renditions of holiday hits.

  3. 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.

  4. An uncommon education: Ep 3

    Celebrate U-M’s musical legacy in ‘An Ear for Excellence,’ the latest installment in Detroit Public Television’s series about U-M history.

  5. Brothers of band

    In the 1920s, brothers Nicholas and Leonard Falcone played opposite sides of the field as rival directors of the Michigan and Michigan State marching bands.

  6. 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.)

  7. We're with the band

    Members of the New York Philharmonic get in tune with U-M students on stage and on the field during a rousing fall residency.

  8. Truly blue?

    Go Blue! They’re two little words that mean so much to Wolverines worldwide. But how did this cheer originate? And which Wolverine said it first?

  9. Women, take the field!

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