Crimson Bandsmen Intend to Knock 'L' Out of Yale Between Halves at Yale
Crimson and Blue Bands Form Together Intertwined Insignia of Two Colleges
There may be bad blood between the halves at the Yale Bowl today when the Crimson band takes the field. With blood in the collective eye the band sternly declares that it intends to knock the "L" out of Yale. But more than that, having knocked the "L" out of Yale the Crimson bandsmen will "sweep the field with an ever increasing "H" to gobble up a dwindling "Y".
Always two steps ahead of the crowd, the band enters on its most ambitious afternoon of the year, according to baton-twirler Irwin. However, to show that there is really no bad blood between the rival syncopators, the Harvard and Yale bands will shake hands in musical style before the fight. After marching in the bands will form together an intertwined insignia of the two colleges. Then while in massed formation, the Crimson Director, Robert W. Snyder '38, will lead the Yale song and the director of the Yale band Otto H. Helbig '38 Mus., will lead the Harvard song.
Most of the time during the half will be given over to orchestrations, with the playing of Anderson's famous "Yale Medley." The "Medley" incorporates the more famous of the Yale songs together with a few bars of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue." The band will bring its season to a close with a rendition of "Wintergreen."