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30-Year Hiatus

Until 1975, Green Wave home football games were played on campus in Tulane Stadium.  But the Louisiana Superdome opened in 1975 and the Green Wave football program started playing home games in that venue.  Subsequently, student support and the vitality of the marching band faded.  Within a few years the ensemble "disbanded."  The last time a marching band is mentioned/shown in photographs in the Jambalaya is during the 1981/82 school year.  They are not listed as an organization in the 1982/83 yearbook or later.  In the 1985 yearbook, there is only a pep band shown (wearing polo shirts) and listed. Other attempts were made to revive the marching band program in the 1980’s and 90’s, but none of these efforts were sustained.

In 1992 the Soundwave Pep Band was established as a student club.  They have since provided music and spirit for basketball, volleyball and other athletic and special events.  

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