Stories by Brett Padelford:
Music and art to come together at Bovard Auditorium
For 43 years, music has been Arthur Bartner’s life. During this time, he has produced great tunes as director of the USC Trojan Marching Band and, in the spring, the USC Concert Band.
USC band members learn a prehistoric lesson
The music from a very modern marching band accompanies the primitive adventures of an animated film’s titular family in DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods.
USC band’s historic high notes in Summer Olympics
The Olympics celebrate the glory of sports, and USC athletes have proudly represented the Trojans well, earning a gold medal at every Summer Games since 1912.
Trojan Marching Band to visit London for pre-Olympics tour
It’ll be the biggest thing to hit London this summer — well, at least until Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee in June and opening ceremony for the Summer Olympics two months later.
Bartner Celebrates His 250th Home Game
USC Trojan Marching Band director Arthur C. Bartner celebrated a triple-digit milestone at USC’s 50-0 victory over UCLA – 250 home games at the helm of The Spirit of Troy. During this span, the Trojans won 186 times and had a record of 24-16-2 against the Bruins.
A Super Weekend Due for Hollywood’s Band
Trojan football fans know that when defensive stars Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Clay Matthews of the Green Bay Packers take the field for Super Bowl XLV, it will mark the 42nd time USC has been represented at pro football’s biggest game.
USC Band Enjoys an All-Star Summer
As members of the USC Trojan Marching Band work 14-hour days in the August sun during Band Camp, they can wistfully look back at a summer packed with special events, unique media appearances and memorable encounters with celebrities.