• University Cracks Down - 1975
    • After an inappropriate Portland State show, the university administration requires the group to adopt a set guidelines concerning practices, memberships and script content. 
  • Gaffing Incidents - 1976
    • Complaints about the band's behavior continue and escalate over the band's practice of gaffing (taking memorabilia from other universities). The band is put on probation for a year beginning the following January. 
  • Lawrence Anderson Becomes Faculty Director - 1978
    • Lawrence Anderson replaces Duane Cunningham as faculty director. 
  • New Constitution Written - 1978
    • Probation continues until December as the band drafts a new constitution, dictation conduct, membership requirements, selection and duties of officers and creation of an Executive Board consisting of an ASUCD-selected manager and elected officers. Many band members feel the new arrangement weaken their control of the organization. 
  • Warren D. Mooney Award Created - 1979
    • Alumnus Warren Mooney offers the band $15,000 if the members raise an equal amount and increase membership to 100 before Jan. 1, 1983. In his honor, the band creates the Warren D. Mooney for band members who have participated for three or more years.