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Notre Dame Football games follow tradition, win or lose

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -

Notre Dame Football is all about traditions.  Before the games, during, and after, history repeats itself every season.

One of those traditions brings music to the ears of the Fighting Irish.

The Trumpets Under the Dome and Marching Band Step-Off have been going on for years, prepping the Notre Dame community for the next day's game.

With 85 trumpets surrounded the balconies of the rotunda beneath the Golden Dome, playing two of the most famous Notre Dame Songs, "Notre Dame Our Mother" and "Victory March." Hundreds of people gathered to hear the old time favorites.

For Notre Dame Senior Danny Martin, it's a family.  He says marching band is always behind their team.

"I like to think we're the football team's biggest fans," he says. "We're going to go out there tomorrow and give it all our energy and hope that some of our energy, and us playing and yelling from the stands, we'll be able to contribute to a big Irish win tomorrow." 

And for the Fighting Irish, it's the music that will help inspire a much-wanted win. 

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