This is what you call a monster band

ALLEN, Texas (AP) - November 16, 2009

On Friday nights, the Allen High School marching band is 527 musicians strong.

The school has a 39-member color guard.

And the drill team puts 72 students on the field.

Officials at a number of organizations, including the University Interscholastic League, say they've never heard of a bigger band.

The Dallas Morning News reports it takes 18 school buses to haul the contingent and three big trucks to carry all the instruments.

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