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Marching Band in the Movies: Roll the Credits

Posted July 20, 2007

With marching bands serving as popular American icons, many major films have featured bands or their music in memorable scenes. Here is a list of some of these films. If you are aware of other titles, please contact us, and we will add them to our list.

Movie

Year

Studio

Band

Aces: Iron Eagle III

1992

Carolco Pictures

University of Arizona

American Pie Presents: Band Camp

2005

Universal Studios

Riverside Community College (RCC)

Austin Powers:  International Man of Mystery

1997

New Line Cinema

RCC

Bad News Bears

2005

Paramount Pictures

Ramona High School Dynasty Band

The Big Chill

1983

Columbia Pictures

University of Michigan

Bratz: The Movie

2007

Lionsgate

RCC

A Bright Shining Lie

1998

HBO

University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) portraying the U.S. Marine  Band

Click

2006

Columbia Pictures

UCLA

Dear God

1996

Rysher Pictures

RCC

Don't Say a Word

2001

20th Century Fox

UCLA

Drumline

2002

20th Century Fox

Morris Brown College, Others

Elmer Gantry

1960

United Artists

UCLA

Everybody’s All American

1988

Warner Bros. Studios

Louisiana State University (LSU)

Fatal Instinct

1993

MGM

UCLA

First Daughter

2004

20th Century Fox

UCLA

Forrest Gump

1994

Paramount Pictures

University of Southern California (USC)

Game Day

1999

Core Productions

Columbia University

The Girl Next Door

2004

20th Century Fox

Ramona High School Dynasty Band

Good Burger

1997

Paramount Pictures

RCC

Gridiron Gang

2006

Sony Pictures

UCLA

Hello Dolly

1969

20th Century Fox

UCLA

Hero

1992

Columbia Pictures

RCC

Hiding Out

1987

Paramount Pictures

UCLA

The Inkwell

1994

Touchstone Pictures

Hillside High School in Durham, N.C.

In the Line of Fire

1993

Castle Rock Entertainment

UCLA

Iron Eagle

1986

TriStar Pictures

UCLA

Jingle All the Way

1996

20th Century Fox

UCLA, Pasadena City College

The Last Boy Scout

1991

Geffen Pictures

USC

Legends of the Fall

1994

Columbia TriStar

UCLA

Little Nikita

1988

Columbia Pictures

UCLA

The Little Rascals

1994

Universal Pictures

USC

Max Keeble's Big Move

2001

Buena Vista

Ramona High School Dynasty Band

Mr. Woodcock

2007

New Line Cinema

Ramona High School Dynasty Band

Miracle on 34th Street

1994

20th Century Fox

Port Chester (N.Y.) High School

My Blue Heaven

1990

Warner Bros. Pictures

RCC

My Fellow Americans

1996

Peters Entertainment

Ohio State

Naked Gun

1988

Paramount Pictures

USC is marching,
Rice University is playing

National Lampoon's Gold Diggers

2004

P&A Distributors


Ramona High School Dynasty Band

The Other Sister

1999

Touchstone Pictures

RCC and UCLA

The Out-of-Towners

1999

Paramount Pictures

UCLA portraying the Ohio State band

The Princess Diaries II: Royal Engagement

2004

Buena Vista Pictures

RCC and Ramona High School Dynasty Band

Pumpkin

2002

MGM

UCLA

Revenge of the Nerds

1984

Interscope Communications

University of Arizona

Road Trip

2000

DreamWorks

UCLA

Rudy

1993

TriStar Pictures

Notre Dame University

Sgt. Bilko

1996

Imagine Entertainment

USC

She's All That

1999


Miramax Films

Ramona High School Dynasty Band

The Sixth Man

1997

Touchstone Pictures

UCLA and  University of Washington

Spider-Man

2002

Sony Pictures

Ramona High School Dynasty Band

Spider-Man 3

2007

Sony Pictures

Port Chester (N.Y.) High School

Superman III

1983


Warner Bros.

Calgary Stampede Showband

Teaching Mrs. Tingle

1999


Dimension Films

Ramona High School Dynasty Band

That Thing You Do

1996

20th Century Fox

UCLA

To Be or Not to Be

1983

20th Century Fox

UCLA

The Truman Show

1998

Paramount Pictures

RCC

Wag the Dog

1997


New Line Cinema

RCC


The Waterboy


1998

Touchstone Pictures

UCLA

Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael

1990

Paramount Pictures

UCLA

When a Stranger Calls

2006


Sony Pictures

Ramona High School Dynasty Band

Witch Hunt

1994


HBO

Santa Ana (Calif.) Winds Youth Band

 

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