USF Herd Of Thunder-Rome

A drummer practices with the USF Herd of Thunder.
USF Herd of Thunder-Rome

130 members of the USF Herd of Thunder Marching Band will start 2017 Italian style, as they’ve been invited to perform in the New Year’s Parade in Rome. In addition to bringing the kind of performances Italians normally only see from military bands, the students will perform in a cathedral and St. Peter’s Square. But before they take off, the Herd of Thunder is looking to lower the cost for students to make the trip. We’ll tell you how you can help on University Beat on WUSF 89.7

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USF Herd Of Thunder-Rome

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USF Herd of Thunder Performs the Bulls Fight Song

University Beat TV report on the Herd of Thunder's trip to Rome.

The USF Herd of Thunder performs the Bulls Fight Song at at practice in October 2016.

More Information: 

USF Herd of Thunder Marching Band website
Director Matthew McCutchen's webpage
Rome New Year's Parade webpage

WUSF News webstory on the Herd of Thunder's preparations

The Herd of Thunder is trying to defer some of the $3700 cost per student through a crowdfunding effort, which you can find out about by clicking here.

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Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM

Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.

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