The USC Trojan Marching Band will perform as part of the pregame festivities for the inaugural game of the 2014 NHL Stadium Series on Jan 25. The band will lead the competing teams, the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks, to the temporary ice rink constructed in the stadium’s infield playing “I Love L.A.”
Joining the Trojans in the entertainment lineup are Jordin Sparks, John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting and 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees KISS.
The historic hockey game will be the latest in a 35-year history of high-profile performances for the Trojan Marching Band at Dodger Stadium. Most notably, the band’s 1979 recording of “Tusk” with Fleetwood Mac at the venue earned the band a platinum album — the first for a college marching band — and international fame.
In 1988, the band filmed the climactic scene of The Naked Gun at the stadium, trampling the villain after a fall from its upper deck. The band also performed at the 1977, 1978 and 1988 World Series and, most recently, for the Dodgers’ postseason rally in September.
NBC Sports Network will broadcast the NHL Stadium Series game live at 6:30 p.m.