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Nothing to see here: just the Cal band playing in the San Francisco Chronicle newsroom (video)

Oct 17, 2012, 4:50 PM EDT

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Back when I worked in a newsroom, the only thing we got was occasional Ray Ratto harmonica solos.

It’s an annual tradition dating to the 1950s for the Cal marching band to visit the Chronicle newsroom during the week of The Big Game (that’s Cal vs. Staford football, for the uninitiated). It’s also a tradition to check the paper the following day for sousaphone-related typos.


H/T to the great Al Olsen.

Here’s the 2011 event:


Note: Due to a shortage of reporters, Oski also had to make cop calls that day.