Marching Chips Uphold Tradition

Photos by Rickey Portis and Xavier Mendoza

Story by Rickey Portis

While most organizations plan and prepare for Central Michigan University’s Homecoming indoors, the Marching Chips are out on the field,  rain or shine, practicing and rehearsing for one of the biggest games of the school year.

“The best part about marching band is the community within it, the band has such a culture of support and a lot of people find a home  in that,” said senior Tony McCrackin.  “Tradition and alumni coming back are my favorite parts about homecoming, hearing stories about what the band was doing back 30 years ago is good.”


Even though CMU’s football team lost to Buffalo – 24 to 34 – the Marching Chips continued to uphold their level of musical excellence during halftime.