Tearin’ It Up — A day with “The Legend”

Posted on 11/15/2019 1:18:22 PM
The IUP marching band performs during halftime on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

Homecoming 2019

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

On October 5, 2019, the IUP marching band—known as the “Legend”—made its way through what is arguably the most grueling day on its schedule. IUP photographer Brian Henry tagged along with his camera.

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The IUP marching band drum line warms up before the 2019 homecoming parade.
A portrait of an IUP marching band member.
Members of the IUP marching band wait for the homecoming parade to begin.
Members of the IUP marching band help each other prepare for the parade.

10:03 a.m. — The band begins the march down Philadelphia Street, where anxious onlookers await.

The IUP marching band marches down Philadelphia Street in Indiana, Pennsylvania, during the 2019 homecoming parade.
Members of the community enjoy a performance by the IUP marching band during the 2019 homecoming parade.
Children watch the parade from the sidewalks.
The IUP marching band participates in the 2019 homecoming parade
The drumline marches in the 2019 IUP homecoming parade.
Two boys look on as the IUP marching band marches past them during the 2019 homecoming parade.
IUP marching band director David Martynuik talks to the band after the 2019 homecoming parade.

10:32 a.m. — After the half-hour parade performance, Martynuik rallies the troops for a debriefing.

Members of the IUP marching band break for lunch.

11:52 a.m. — Band members find ways to entertain themselves between performances.

Three members of the IUP drumline take a break between performances on October 5, 2019.
Members of the IUP marching band look at their personal electronic devices during their break.
Members of the band play a game during their break.
Members of the band stretch and relax during their lunch break.
Band members get dressed before the second half of their day begins.
Band members help each other get dressed before their next performance.
Band members begin warming up for the second half of the day.
A drummer warms up.
Saxaphone players sing a group song during warmups.
Band members begin warming up for the second half of the day.

1:15 p.m. — The next performance is another march toward George P. Miller Stadium, where the IUP Crimson Hawks will take on California in the annual Coal Bowl.

A detail photograph of a tuba player holding their instrument.
The band marches down the street through IUP's campus.
The IUP marching band marches toward the George P. Miller Stadium, where the IUP Crimson Hawks will take on California in the annual Coal Bowl.

1:20 p.m. — Before heading into the stadium, the band finds itself inside the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, where it treats alumni and their families to a surprise performance during the Crimson Huddle.

Before heading into the stadium, the band finds itself inside the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, where it treats alumni and their families to a surprise performance during the Crimson Huddle.
Alumni and their families enjoy a band performance during the 2019 Crimson Huddle.
Children dance to the sound of the band.

1:56 p.m. — Moments before kickoff, the band lines up to welcome the football team and mascot, Norm, to the field.

The IUP mascot, Norm, leads the football team out onto the field before the start of the game against Cal U.
Members of the band cheer for the football team.

2:30 p.m. — It doesn’t take long for the band to put forward its best energy, rooting the football team to victory.

The band plays a final fight song during the 2019 homecoming game between IUP and Cal U.
The IUP marching band plays a fight song during the fooball game.
A bass drum player stands with his instrument.
The IUP drum line plays during the homecoming game.
Band members goof around during the football game between IUP and Cal U.

3:10 p.m. — HALFTIME

The IUP marching band performs during halftime.
Members of the band perform during halftime.
The band performs at halftime.
The band performs on the football field during halftime.
A member of the band walks along the 50-yard line during their halftime show.

3:40 p.m. — An exhausted group of musicians take another moment to regroup before the start of the second half.

The band's instruments lie on the ground.
Instruments and uniforms lie on the ground behind the bandstand.
A member of the IUP marching band rests after the band’s halftime performance.