The University of Southern California’s Spirit of Troy is the only collegiate band to have two platinum records. They have performed at the Oscars, the Grammys, on Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk”, for five U.S. Presidents, and at the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Spirit of Troy

The drum major of the Spirit of Troy wears a more elaborate uniform and conducts the band with a sword.

The Spirit of Troy drum line at Navy Pier in Chicago, October 14, 2005

The Spirit of Troy giving a traditional post-game concert, this time celebrating the defeat of the University of Arkansas in Razorback Stadium (2006)

The Spirit of Troy take the field at Stanford Stadium (2006)

The Spirit of Troy’s Tunnel Run

The Spirit of Troy, also known as the University of Southern California Trojan Marching Band (TMB), represents the University of Southern California (USC) at various collegiate sports, broadcast, popular music recording, and national public appearance functions. It is particularly connected with the USC footbal… Continue Reading (6 minute read)

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  1. arfbrookwood

    They didn’t perform at the fall of the Berlin Wall. They visited it after like many others. I mean it’s cool but if they would have been there at the beginning they wouldn’t have been able to buy Russian hats and watches.

  2. Moldjapfreignir

    “Tusk” , a hell of a tune!

  3. Huskie407

    I miss sitting and watching them practice on the track field after class.

  4. zeebious

    They absolutely butt cheeked Kansas last night. Worst Kansas team in recent memory.

  5. sofjiihdd

    So you wouldn’t consider the fact that the members change make it a new band

  6. daquanjongun

    Yes and can they pls let me into their wonderful school

  7. embowafa346911788

    I have so many great memories being part of the band. Still have Tusk memorized!

  8. Shadowrunner_85

    I was the best version of “Tusk”.

  9. watchtimeisit

    Tusk is my jam. My jam’s jam. My jam-o’lantern. It’s my driving song and my treadmill song.

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