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Drumbeat of the Lumberjack Band

 
 
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By Devon Polzar, 2018
1. Drumbeat of the Lumberjack Band Marker
Inscription.  The lumberjack Band was once synonymous with the Green Bay Packers. It performed at home games, pep rallies and other celebrations; and energized players and fans alike with its rollicking capers and snappy music. Loosely organized in 1921, the Lumberjacks took Chicago by storm that season when they led an invasion of some 500 fans for the first Packers-Bears game. The band left Green Bay on a midnight train and upon arriving in Chicago in the early morning hours marched through the Loop before heading out to Cubs Park for the game. Dressed in hunting caps, mackinaws, flannel shirts, corduroy pants and high boots, they kept a lively pace playing such songs as "On Wisconsin," and "How Dry I Am." In 1939, the Packers took over sponsorship, dressed the band in red coats and green trousers, and made the association official. Lore has it that Vince Lombardi ordered the band to change its name to Green Bay Packer Band and adopt a more professional look after the Packers won their second straight NFL title in 1962. At that point, the Lumberjack name was abandoned and members started wearing prim green blazers and grey trousers. Whatever the case, Lombardi
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2. Drumbeat of the Lumberjack Band Statue
once called it, "The best playing band in the National Football League." Sponsored by: David & Jane Voss, Jr. Tim & Andrea Kippenhan
 
Location. 44° 30.922′ N, 88° 0.915′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Green Bay Heritage Trail Plaza, Green Bay WI 54301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnny (Blood) McNally (here, next to this marker); Paul Hornung (here, next to this marker); Starr-Struck Young Girl Seeks an Autograph (here, next to this marker); Clarke Hinkle Tugs at a Young Boy's Heartstrings (here, next to this marker); George Whitney Calhoun (here, next to this marker); Bellin Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace Of The Packers (about 500 feet away); Hotel Northland (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green Bay.
 
Additional keywords. Packers Heritage Trail
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 27, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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