Any university would be lucky to have a great relationship with a renowned band. It would be even luckier to be so tight with the band that the band continues to come back time and time again. That’s Notre Dame with the legendary group Chicago. That’s no accident either as longtime band manager Peter Schvarelli played football for the Irish over 50 years ago.
Particularly over the past decade, numerous YouTube videos have surfaced showing Chicago performing with the Band of the Fighting Irish. Still other times, the band simply has arrived to show its support. So take a music break and look back at some of the performances Chicago and the marching band have offered.
25 or 6 to 4
Perhaps no Chicago song is more appropriate for a marching band to play background. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuVXANeHzXE
Saturday in the Park
If you want something just a little slower, maybe this song is more your style. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUxgabL0EXM
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
In the mood for a holiday tune? That's covered here, too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lP9kzu1SMg
One visit merited an entire video diary by Chicago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp2mRTkFxvU
Inside Notre Dame Stadium
Sometimes, they take the performance inside the stadium. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nuD4sJZpmc
If a band like Chicago offers you a backpack simply for being awesome, you take it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPQkOjdy-W8
Playing at Chicago concert
Sometimes, the Band of the Fighting Irish goes to a Chicago concert to perform instead. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIvltL2IQPg