Marching Bands are awesome. This invaluable part of the college football experience gets the crowd amped up, and generates competitive spirit between the two schools battling from supremacy.

The following colleges have nurtured marching bands that always impress, always excite, and always showcase their full talent.

Click through to see the list we’ve compiled of some of the best college marching bands, in no specific order:

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  • University of Texas, Longhorn

    The University of Texas' Longhorn Band is comprised of 350 students, and performs both traditional shows and non-traditional shows at each home football game throughout the season. They are widely recognized for "<a href="http://mbe187.music.utexas.edu/Longhornband/history/Bertha.aspx" target="_hplink">Big Bertha," </a>the world's largest brass drum. The band also played at <a href="http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=2001_3275400" target="_hplink">George W. Bush's inauguration</a>, representing of his home state. Photo Credit: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Longhorn_band_2006_TAMU_at_Texas.jpg" target="_hplink">Jeffrey Randow</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCoJeKpJq2k" target="_hplink">Watch the Longhorns Marching Band performance from this past fall. </a>

  • University of Southern California

    The Spirit of Troy appears to be <a href="http://scampus.usc.edu/trojan-marching-band/" target="_hplink">Hollywood's go-to marching band</a>, appearing in "How I Met Your Mother," "Glee," "American Idol," and "Dancing With The Stars." They even made an appearance at the Academy Awards in 2009, collaborating with English rock band Radiohead. They refer to themselves as "The Greatest Marching Band in the History of the Universe." <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YHvVyQXaV8&feature=related" target="_hplink">Watch the Trojan Marching Band honor "Glee" in a performance from this past fall. </a>

  • Louisiana State University

    "The Golden Band From Tigerland" out of Louisiana State University dazzle audiences with their consistent talent and their "Golden Girls." The band received the <a href="http://www.bands.lsu.edu/band_history/index.php" target="_hplink">Sudler Trophy in 2002</a>, and in 2008 won a contest sponsored by ESPN, Paramount Pictures, and Lucasfilm called "Battle of the Bands." <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrJzOfvFrgg" target="_hplink">Watch The Golden Band from Tigerland practice their half time show from this past fall. </a>

  • Texas A&M

    The 300 plus members of "The Fighting Aggies" are not just a marching band but actually a military band. According to the <a href="http://corps.tamu.edu/fightin-texas-aggie-band" target="_hplink">school's website</a>, this group is part of the Corps of Cadets and operate under strict military guidelines. They received the prestigious <a href="http://tamubands.tamu.edu/aggie-band/" target="_hplink">Sudler Trophy in 2001. </a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnHP9lIle2w&feature=related" target="_hplink">Watch the band's half time drill from this past fall</a>.

  • Ohio State University

    This marching band is often referred to as the "TBDBITL" or "The Best Damn Band in the Land." They are an all brass percussion band, dating back to 1875. Their most recent accomplishment was playing at <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBhAAp1JV7g" target="_hplink">President Obama's inauguration in 2009. </a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdWolVsKlAI&feature=related" target="_hplink">Watch one of the band's performances from this past fall. </a>

  • University of Michigan

    UMich's die-hard fans would be at a loss without the Michigan Marching Band, which has held a dominant position in the world of collegiate marching bands for decades. The Michigan Marching band was actually the <a href="http://mmb.music.umich.edu/history" target="_hplink">first recipient</a> of the Sudler Trophy in 1983, as well as the first band to play at the Rose Bowl (1948) and the Super bowl (1973). <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyS7cFLhLTc" target="_hplink">Watch the Michigan Marching Band perform "Viral Videos" from this past fall. </a>

  • Florida A&M

    FAMU's marching band, Marching 100, has expanded in recent years to over 400 members. They have performed multiple times for President Obama over the course of his political career, as well as for Bill Clinton. Sadly, a member of the FAMU marching band died this past fall, and the Marching 100 has since come to be emblematic of the hazing rituals that exist within marching bands.

  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    "Pride of the Southland Band" consistently represents Tennessee at presidential inaugurations and has even travelled to play at the St. Patrick's day parade<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uOnxVwn13s" target="_hplink"> in Ireland in 2007</a>. They are also well-known for "The Rocky Top" -- an extremely popular tune that also became one of their state songs. Photo Credit: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Powertime.JPG" target="_hplink">CINC-UTK</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCFC4P3oK4I&feature=related" target="_hplink">Watch Tennessee's Circle Drill from this past fall. </a>

  • University of Notre Dame

    Band of the Fighting Irish is the University of Notre Dame's famed marching band. Besides being the <a href="http://www.ndband.com/news/" target="_hplink">most recent recipient of the Sudler Trophy</a>, they also have partnered with alternative rock band Ok Go. Photo Credit: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:UND_Marching_Band.jpg" target="_hplink">Ben Franske </a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJKythlXAIY" target="_hplink">Watch the band perform in Ok Go's music video. </a>

  • West Virginia University

    The Mountaineer Marching Band or Pride of West Virginia serves their small state well, referring to sometimes as an <a href="http://wvuband.org/about_the_band/marching-band-history.html" target="_hplink">ambassador for West Virginia</a>. They were awarded the <a href="http://wvuband.org/about_the_band/1997-sudler-presentation.html" target="_hplink">Sudler Trophy in 1997</a>. Photo Credit:<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WVU_Band_State.jpg" target="_hplink"> en:User:Cmcginni </a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjPmmCtHmfE" target="_hplink">Watch West Virginia's Marching Band's Armed Forces Salute from this past fall. </a>

Are any missing that we should definitely know about? Let us know and we will update it!

CORRECTION: A previous version of this slideshow incorrectly stated the WVU marching band has performed at several Rose Bowl games.