Video: New practice turf puts bounce into Michigan marching band's steps
Gone is the parking lot the Michigan marching band practiced on for years. In its place is a plush practice field at Elbel Field.
The turf is easier on knees and ankles, and morale among band members is high, director Scott Boerma said.
"This is just a dream come true," junior Kayla MacLennan said. "There definitely is a little bit of a bounce to it. ... Your feet are just spoiled. It's like walking on a cloud."
The band will practice today at 10:30 a.m. and at 7:30 p.m. and at 10 a.m. Saturday before the Western Michigan at Michigan football game.
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