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posted July 21, 2015
War Eagle everybody! This time it’s Robert bringing you the fourth blog of the summer! Only two more weeks until Preaseason camp so I hope all of you guys have been practicing! Since we are so close to camp, the Blog this week is going to be all about common concerns, worries, and questions that we get from freshman and other first year Auburn students trying out for the marching band. Starting college is such an amazing experience but most people are going to have their fare share of concerns. But don’t worry, that’s what all of your R.A.T. Leaders are here for! This post will cover a lot of information including marching band, campus involvement, and classes. Let’s get started!!
posted July 1, 2015
Welcome to “The Loveliest Village on the Plains!”
War Eagle!! Now that you’ve learned about a little bit about your leadership and about the history of the R.A.T. program, it is about time you learn about the place you will call home in just a few weeks.
First things first, Auburn University has held several names in its 159 year history. This wonderful university was first established in 1856 as the East Alabama Male College, 20 years after the city of Auburn was founded. In 1872, under the Morrill Act, the school became the first land-grant college in the South and was renamed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama. In 1899 the name again was changed, to the Alabama Polytechnic Institute or API. You can even still buy API shirts at the bookstore. Finally, in 1960 the name was changed to Auburn University, more in keeping with its location, and expressed the variety of academic programs and larger curriculum of a major university.
posted June 11, 2015
Hey everyone! It's Elijah bringing you the second blog of the summer. Things are really starting to get going around here and we are so excited for Preseason Camp! The AUMB has had many traditions over the years, but one has stuck throughout much of its history: the R.A.T. Program. This long-standing tradition has garnered some of the greatest relationships and friendships Auburn has ever seen. R.A.T., or Rookie Auburn Tiger, is the name given to all new members of the AUMB. It is not a derogatory name as we have a ZERO TOLERANCE for any type of hazing in this great organization, rather it is a term of endearment.
posted May 29, 2015
Welcome to the 2015 R.A.T. Blog! You may be wondering what the purpose of this blog is. Here is where we will be updating you throughout the summer on all things AUMB related. From what you need to know about preseason camp, traditions at Auburn, or just some fun facts about your leadership team for the upcoming season, the R.A.T. Blog will be your go-to! Every other week one of your fabulous R.A.T. Leaders will be posting to the blog to help keep you excited and looking forward to preseason camp. We know that you all have a lot of questions and concerns about the process, so if you have a specific concern that is not addressed in one of the posts or on the FAQ page, feel free to contact any one of us. We are here to help you through it all! This week we wanted to give you the opportunity to get to know us a little better, so here are some fun facts about each of us that you would not find elsewhere!