The UCLA and USC Bands: A Tale of Crosstown Hatred

Posted by Derek Hart on November-24-2009 Add Comments

For over 80 years, UCLA and the University of Southern California have had one of the most storied rivalries in sports.

Being that the schools are just over 10 miles apart, it's inevitable that they would be intense foes, and not just on the gridiron or the basketball court.

The real animosity in this crosstown war, however, lies not so much with the athletes, though the battles between the Bruins and the Trojans on the playing fields have often been epic.

If you want to see some real hatred in this rivalry, look no further than the two marching bands, UCLA's "Solid Gold Sound" and USC's "Spirit Of Troy."

Since I am a former member of the Bruin Marching Band, I know firsthand that this tension between the gr...

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