The band in 2016
The band in 2016

The Washington Football Team Marching Band is the marching band for the Washington Football Team of the National Football League (NFL).[1][2] Founded in 1937, they are the oldest marching band of the National Football League.[1] When the team was known as the Redskins—the 1938 season until 2019—they were noted for performing the fight song "Hail to the Redskins" after each touchdown scored by them at home games.[3]


  1. ^ a b Akins, Robert, III (15 November 2010). "The Real Twelfth Man: On The Field With The NFL's Oldest Marching Band". The Record. National Public Radio. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  2. ^ Carden, Eddie (November 2007). "Are You Ready for Some Football ... er, Marching Band?". Halftime Magazine. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  3. ^ Snider, Rick (2014). 100 Things Redskins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. Triumph Books LLC. p. 202. ISBN 9781623689735. Retrieved 6 July 2015.