50 years ago, women were admitted into University of Minnesota marching band, but not without a fight

Here’s the schedule of activities for Friday and Saturday, October 29-29, 2022:

Trailblazers: A Celebration of Women in the “Pride of Minnesota”

It’s disconcerting that this is a celebration, but yes, that the program includes “It’s About Damn Time” does help (and synchronized swimming?!?!).

To think that for decades before this, just a couple blocks away, St. Lawrence Band was marching all over the state, and even to Washington D.C. and New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Good grief, why, U of M, did this take so long?