While standing on the steps of the Capitol Building with
Senator Strom Thurmond, Tiger Band was once jokingly threatened
with being arrested for demonstrating without a license
when cheering a “C-L-E-M cadence count”.
The shouting introduction “…And now, the song
that shakes the Southland – Tiger Rag!” was
coined by former band announcer Kevin Morris.
In the 1980's Dr. Richard Goodstein added the "CLEMSON" spell-out to the end
of half-time shows.
Tiger Band offered a “reading band” class in
1984, for students and community members interested in learning
to read band music
1984 also marked the first time Tiger Band began using
computers to create drill formations. At the time, the band
had grown to 276 musicians, flags and twirlers.
IPTAY provided the funds needed to purchase uniforms in
Bruce F. Cook 1966 - 1967, 1970, 1973 - 1981
Richard E. Goodstein 1982 - 1989