Dayton Band helping Fairleigh Dickenson NCAA Tournament.

The 16-seed Fairleigh Dickenson Knights overcame all odds in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to defeat 1-seed Purdue. However, it seems that they have overcome even more outside factors that some may not even realize.

Most teams in the NCAA Tournament have a marching band that travels with them and plays the school’s fight song during timeouts and other intermissions.

This was not a luxury that Fairleigh Dickenson had, as they do not have a school band. However, they were in luck when the Dayton Flyers school band decided to help out FDU since the first two rounds of the tournament took place in Columbus, Ohio.

CBS Sports sideline reporter Jaime Erdahl discussed the situation during Sunday’s game between FDU and Florida Atlantic. She detailed that the Dayton band actually took time out of their spring break in order to help out FDU.

ESPN’s Jake Trotter detailed that the band miraculously learned FDU’s fight song just minutes before tipoff of their first game on Friday.

It’s absolutely awesome that the Dayton Band came to help out the Cinderella of the NCAA Tournament. Many noticed this unbelievable story and gave them a ton of credit for just how quickly they were able to adjust to performing a different school’s fight song.

It must have been an awesome experience for the member of the band to see FDU’s historic upset over Purdue in person. Unfortunately for them, that was where the magic ran out for the Knights.

They lost their Round of 32 matchup on Sunday night to Florida Atlantic. Regardless, this awesome story shows just how much support Farleigh Dickenson received in their historic run.

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About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.