• Band is Formed Again - 1931
    • Gittinger reforms the band, this time with two co-ed members.
  • ROTC Band is Formed - 1936
    • Gittinger forms the ROTC Band, mainly from Aggie bandsmen wanting to fulfill the ROTC obligation required of male students attending land-grant colleges. This band extends practice and performances beyond the football season, giving the group stability and something more formal to wear - old, uncomfortable uniforms from the ROTC. 
  • John Richard "Doc" King is hired to Teach Marching - 1938
    • John Richard "Doc" King, an inventive but rather shy pomologist in the Experiment Station who had band experience and played the piano, is recruited to teach the band to march. The first formations made are HELLO and CA. 
  • Band Marches Their First Picnic Day - 1939
    • The band marches in its first Picnic Day parade, led by female drum majorette Mary Jeanne Gilhooley, one of the states top baton twirlers. Gilhooley, a popular and active student, would lead the band until 1942 when she was killed in a car accident. 
  • Band Wins All Western Band Review - 1939
    • The Aggie Band ties for first place with UCLA at the All Western Band Review. 
  • First Official Uniforms - 1939
    • The band gets its first uniform - jackets, Sam Browne belts and caps. Members have to buy their own pants. 
  • Band Places Second in Western Review - 1940
    • The band, made up of only 35 members, places second at the Review, ahead of all other UC campuses and losing only to USC, who's band has a membership of 150. 
  • Campus Becomes Training Facility During WWII - 1943-1945
    • During World War II the campus is turned over to the U.S. Army Signal Corps for use as a training facility.