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Missouri marching band plays 'Gloria' in tribute to Blues

Stanley Cup champions honored with impressive halftime routine

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

Strike up the band, the champs are in the building.

The University of Missouri marching band paid tribute to the 2019 Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues on Saturday at halftime of their football game against South Carolina.

The band put on an impressive four-minute show with Blues defenseman Colton Parayko and forward Robert Thomas in attendance.

Tweet from @StLouisBlues: Oh when the Zou, goes marching in...📹: @julesswoodcock

The band kicked off with "Gloria," the 1982 Laura Branigan hit that the team adopted on its way to the title, as they formed giant crossing hockey sticks across the field.

After the first song, the band moved on to Queen's 1977 anthem "We Are the Champions" while marching into position to make a giant likeness of the St. Louis Arch with an "STL" underneath and then a gigantic Stanley Cup with "20" and "19" on either side.

The spirit of the champs was in the air, and in the logos on the band's drum heads.

Tweet from @MizzouFootball: #LGB @StLouisBlues #MIZ #ShowMe 🐯🏈

Before the game, Parayko and Thomas rattled the drum at the stadium.

Tweet from @MizzouFootball: 🗣��� M-I-Z ...@StLouisBlues 🏆@RThomas_27 #TwitterlessColton

Missouri got a win for the champs, defeating South Carolina 34-14.

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