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RIT Bands

Throughout the history of the Rochester Institute of Technology, one student organized club has maintained its legacy, through reincarnations spanning from the early days of the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute to modern day RIT. This organization has been resurrected time and time again through student leadership and interest in the important institution of a University band. Though an exact timeline of the various bands is difficult to pin point what has been easy to understand is the ever present need for such a student organization. From the first images found of an institutional band in the early 1930s, to the supposedly short lived reincarnation in the 40s, on to the widely requested RIT Tiger band, which spanned from 1968 to sometime in the 1990s to early 2000s, followed by the modern day RIT Pep Band. Each of these bands were created by passionate students, who saw a need that was not being met, and chose to do something about it.