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The Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band performing at a football game in the fall of 2019. The marching band recently received new uniforms after wearing the older versions for 14 years. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

After a four-year process, SBU marching band sees new uniforms

Sean Gribbin February 2, 2020
The band finally brandished the fresh garb this past November. Until then, the band wore the original stock uniforms — often compared to The Nutcracker or toy soldiers — used since the band’s inception in 2006.
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Christopher Parks appointed new athletic bands director

Jessica Carnabuci September 11, 2016
Christopher Parks, Ed.D, was recently named as the new Athletic Bands Director for the tenth anniversary season of Stony Brook University’s marching band.
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Stony Brook Football wins the first-ever Lip Sync Battle Belt

Stony Brook Football wins the first-ever Lip Sync Battle Belt

Jessica Carnabuci and Kelly Saberi April 29, 2016
The first-ever Seawolves Lip Sync Battle was held in the auditorium of the Student Activities Center on Wednesday, April 27.
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The color guards act, above, include batons and flag twirling. The major song that was prepared this year by the drumline was Larger Than Life by the Backstreet Boys. JISOO HWANG / THE STATESMAN

Color Guard and Drumline Showcase brings fun to cloudy Earthstock

David Pepa April 27, 2015
One show that stood out at this year's Earthstock was the Color Guard and Drumline Showcase.The showcase was held at the Staller Steps at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 24.
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Stony Brook Color Guard and Drumline showcase talent

Katherine Kurre April 28, 2014
Students, faculty and members of the Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band crowded the Staller Steps at 3 p.m. on April 25. They were there to view the Color Guard and Drumline Showcase.
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New marching band director looks to raise the bar

Elsie Boskamp October 1, 2013
On Sept. 18, Shayna Stahl accepted the position of Director of Athletic Bands at Stony Brook University, completing a nationwide search to replace longtime music director and founder of the Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band, John J. Leddy, who retired last year.
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