The Fightin' Texas Aggie Band forming a Block T on Kyle Field during halftime at a football game

The famous “Block T” formation is a staple of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Band’s performance at all home football games.

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The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band is Texas A&M University's official marching band. Also known as the Noble Men of Kyle, the band is the largest collegiate military marching band in the United States with over 300 members. All band members are part of the Corps of Cadets.

The nationally acclaimed band was formed in 1894 and is known for its military precision and style. In fact, some of the band’s maneuvers — such as the four-way cross — are so complex that a computer says they can’t be done because they require two people to be in the same place at the same time.

It’s often said that the Aggie Band has never lost a halftime, so when the band steps off on the heavy beat of the “The Aggie War Hymn” during halftime, Aggies respond with a resounding, “Whoop!”

The band performs at all university home football games, some away games and other functions throughout the year. They have also participated in inaugural parades for many U.S. presidents and Texas governors, as well as numerous other special events, making them one of the most traveled collegiate bands in the country.

The Fightin' Texas Aggie Band drum major leading the band on Kyle Field

The Fightin' Texas Aggie Band prepares a new drill for each football game, so even season ticket holders will not see the same performance twice.

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