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USC's marching band not for the timid, freshman finds

USC's marching band not for the timid, freshman finds

Mounir Ghabrial saw his first college football game after moving from Dubai to Southern California when he was 12 — and soon found watching USC's halftime show more entertaining than the action on the field. "The drum line," he said, "always caught my eye." He played the drums during games at Damien High School in La Verne but decided after being accepted at USC for the fall term that he'd give up music to pursue a business degree. Then he saw the USC Trojan Marching Band drummers perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and changed his mind. "They were so awesome I wanted to give it a try," Ghabrial, 17, said. "I...

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