Band Works Overtime

SOUTH BEND — A gentle rainfall on a recent Sunday sent some University of Notre Dame marching band members inside the Loftus Sports Center for practice. The air inside was more humid than outside, and the more band members marched, the more sweat beaded on their necks and foreheads. But they didn’t complain.

“Now that it’s here, it’s kind of unreal,” said senior band president and trombone player Samantha Matthew.

“It’s been a lot of hard work, but it’s definitely been worth it,” added drum line senior Eric Dowdey. Matthew and Dowdey first found out the 2012 Notre Dame/Navy football match-up would be in Ireland when they were freshmen.

“It’s definitely, you know, been in the back of my mind for a long time,” Dowdey said.

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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