OT: MV Stands Music

Looking for some help from current or alumni Marching Virginians regarding the title of a particular stands tune. It was in heavy rotation from the MVs during my time in Blacksburg (mid 90's), and I've heard it at games I've attended since. I don't want to say "you know that song, with the instruments that goes na nana nana", but hopefully someone can connect the dots from the following description:

About 100 beats/minute, starts out with low brass funk bass line, about 2 measures long that gets carried through the whole song (until near the end). Other sections join in carrying the melody over top of the bass line, finally percussion joins and the whole thing builds to musical craziness (percussion, especially the quad drums going bonkers). If short on time, the song ends, but during extended timeouts, musical craziness drops off to just the bass line and the whole process repeats.

I'm trying to find the title, as my daughter heard it at a game, and now that she's the drum major for her high school, she wants the band to play that song in the stands next season. Thanks.

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My Gameday CD by the Marching Virginians has it titled "Na-na-hey-hey"

with the instruments that goes na nana nana

I don't think that's the song he's looking for.

Maybe, maybe not but it's an instrumental that goes just like that.

Edit - never mind, I see down below he was thinking of Chameleon

Chewbacca: I don't want to say "you know that song, with the instruments that goes na nana nana"

Moggy: it titled "Na-na-hey-hey"

Please, please, please tell me this is not a joke.

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It's not a joke, I have the same CD

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"Chameleon" by Herbie Hancock?

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You mean the guy that signed the Declaration of Independence?

HT's play a version of this (or at least did 10 years ago when I was there)

Yeah, I just went through my older memories and came up with Chant. Remember the drum major holding up his hand in a C shape.

Chameleon sounds like one of Major Mac's wacky funk selections.

Thank you HokieBone. That's the one I was looking for.

Ahh see...

If not the Goodbye song, I thought you were referring to this.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Tyg68GqZhM

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on a tangential note, does anyone know the name of the song they play which is sorta a bass riff? I would guess it is primarily tuba and base drums. Sorry, don't know any better way to describe it.

Ahh yes the Goodbye song.

Banned in the early 2000s with the onset of Hokies Respect. The MVs would play it starting about 5 minutes left in a game that was well in hand, progressively bringing in more instruments and getting louder as you got closer to the final whistle. A nice little cherry on top of an ass kicking in Lane.

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As a long ago former bandsman, I wish I got to play that song, but my band experience ended before the song was even written. As a fan, I absolutely loved the heck out of it. The way the stands got progressively fired up about the win as the song built to the crescendo...priceless. Bring it back, please. To me, the song didn't try to rub salt in the wounds as much as it was for the fans to celebrate, sometimes a moment of relief after a tough game. "Hey hey goodbye" doesn't sound too disrespectful to me, especially these days.

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They should bring it back!
everyone played it in the day. great
celebration!

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Reminds me of "Chant" we'd play at JMU leading up to the kickoff following a touch down.

http://jmumrd.org/audio/1998/1998-14.mp3

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This is almost certainly what OP was looking for. It matches the description given perfectly, and I remember us playing it as long as I've been attending games.

Edit: oh hey, look, we were right, though HokieBone beat us with the name.

Just listened to Herbie's Chameleon. The Dukes do the base line a little different, but you can definitely tell when the horns kick in.

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This is what i was referencing in my comment above. HT's have played this back into the early 2000s, not sure if the MVs did/do too, but boy did that clip bring back some sweet memories. Thanks man.

Yeah, that was Dukes version from 1998, so I don't know who did it first or whether it was a coincidence. I was an MRD in 1998 and I remember making the CD, so I knew right where to look. I miss those days. <<UncleRico.gif>>

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Feels like a simple answer but is it Radar Love? I feel like it matches your description well and the MV play it frequently (both at football and basketball games).

Here's the Ravens Marching Band doing a similar arrangement (not exactly what MVs do but hopefully close enough) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzJQ91VjrKU

holy gazoones i never even connected that MV song with Radar Love and now i feel like an abject moron

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Could it be Crazy Train?

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