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200,000 spectators, 1996 Grey Cup Parade, Hamilton.
Argonotes is the official band of the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. We're a roughly 50 member all-volunteer pep band that plays before, during and after the Argo games, and we'd love to have you join us.
Season 17 has now come and gone and we are looking forward to the home opener of our 18th season.
2012 was our 16th season and a truly amazing season it was. The Argos won a nail biter of a home opener on July 7th, when we played on the field for the cheerleaders, videos and pictures are here. On July 16th we dropped in on Toronto's Breakfast Television, and here is the proof. We capped off the season by playing on the field after the Argos won the 100th Grey Cup. What more could a dedicated CFL band ask for?
Special thanks to the Toronto Argonauts for letting us be a part of their game day!
Argonotes - just Argonotes, not The Argonotes, thank you very much - has been the official band of the Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts since away back in June of 1995. We think this makes us one of the oldest continually operating bands in the CFL,.
"We're not exactly a marching band - we're more of a matching band, given that we all wear the same Argos apparel" says Argonotes musical dictator Steve Hayman. "Anyone interested in harmonically cheering on the Argos is more than welcome to join the band. All we ask for is enthusiasm and at least a limited form of musical ability."
We play a variety of
tunes that appeal to the wide range of
members of our group. Many of
the band members are alumni of the various Waterloo,
Queen's, Western, Toronto, Laurier, McGill and Princeton
university bands and range from recent graduates to people who last played in the 1950's.
During the regular CFL season from June to November, Argonotes rehearses occasionally, tunes up as frequently as once per season, and performs at all home games, usually with an informal pre-game concert one hour before game time outside Gate 5 on the south side of the Skydome, and a few post-game selections outside Gate 2.
Be sure to visit the web pages of our (until recently) CFL friends in the Baltimore Colts Band!