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Garter Band Final Concert - May 15th
Release Date: 05/04/2011
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The University of Oregon's Green Garter Band (GGB) and Yellow Garter Band (YGB) will perform in their annual end-of-year concert, slated for 4 p.m. May 15 in the Erb Memorial Union Ballroom on the University of Oregon campus. The performance, which is free to the public, will feature both new tunes and game-day favorites.

The show will also be the farewell performance for several seniors who are leaving the garter bands. In addition, newly-selected members of both groups will take the stage for the first time during the concert. Read more about the event and see who is already attending on Facebook .

The GGB and YGB are the two 12-member scholarship ensembles within the Oregon Athletic Bands. They are the most versatile and elite athletic musical groups on campus. Often seen tailgating before football games, the garter bands play everything from classic Oregon Marching Band tunes such as "Louie Louie" and "Duck Tales" to student-arranged versions of popular music. Instrumentation for each band consists of: four saxophones (two altos, one tenor and one baritone), one mellophone, three trumpets, two trombones, bass guitar and drums. 

All garter band members are selected by audition from the Oregon Marching Band. GGB members receive an annual scholarship equal to approximately 12 in-state credits per term. YGB members receive an annual scholarship of $850. Both bands have a faculty advisor, but student directors organize all music selection, rehearsals and performances.

The GGB, founded in 1983, performs at University of Oregon athletic events, including home volleyball games and many women's basketball games. The group also performs at a variety of venues on and off campus and often performs at high schools, where it is also active in recruiting potential members to the Oregon Athletic Bands. 

The YGB, formed in 2002 in response to the high demand for the Green Garter Band, also performs at UO athletic events, including women's basketball and softball, in addition to many commitments on and off campus.
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