1963 Redmen Marching Band season
John Jenkins (or JJ as most of us unofficially called him) became the director this year and we changed! We went from marching military style to the "Michigan style" high step with 8 steps to 5 yards. This was not without consequences and there was a rumor/story/legend that the intense band practices sent more folks to the infirmary than the football team during their practices! Mr. Jenkins also introduced Band Camp complete with the new style changes and the transition to a more physical style and faster-paced performances along with musical arrangements by Jerry Bilik and we began using "Say It With Music" as the transition between formations during half-time performances.