The Charlottesville paper had this editorial on the end of the U.Va. Pep Band as a sign of progress.
I went to the Akron game on Saturday and my impression of the U.Va. Marching Band is that they were very mediocre. I would be happier if they played less like the old Pep Band and more like these Cavaliers. They need to start recruiting like the football team, and get some wailing horn players, and play "Legend of the One-Eyed Sailor" (listen here to a Florida State version) instead of "We are Family" renditions, or whatever it was they were playing on Saturday.