This being the Bowl season, you see all these wonderful Marching Bands from these bowl teams. It seems they all have the same "brand" instruments and appear exactly idenitical. If a program decides they want to go with silver horns, everyone has a silver horn- all the way through the lower brass including the Sausaphones. For example, Wisconsin has all silver instruments (the brass ones), and Oregon has yellow brass- Does anyone know if the instruments are part of the Scholarship package and the students are provided with these instruments? It would only be fair, after all the football team doesn't have to bring their own uniforms and equipment from home, right? The reason I ask is because it's a rare thing to see any of these major University Bands with mismatched instruments, and it would be rather unfair to ask the students to purchase instruments that matched everyone else's.