Relay for Life
Relay for Life is a fundraising event that the American Cancer Society puts on every year. RPI has been participating in Relay since 2006, holding the event on '86 Field in mid to late April. The band has also been playing at Relay since 2006. Additionally, the band has fielded a team for Relay since 2007. In 2017, Relay was held earlier than usual, so the band did not play.
In the first year of the event the band played down on the field amongst the rest of the participants, but has played in the JEC walkway every year since. In 2011 the band played in front of the stage at the corner of the field near the Greene Building. In 2012 it was unseasonably cold and Relay was held in the Armory instead. The band played on the stage set up in the middle of the track. The event was held indoors in 2013 as well.
The following songs shouldn't be played at Relay for Life as they may come across as inappropriate for the event:
- Mission Impossible
- Final Countdown
- Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
- Spirit in the Sky
- Enter Sandman
- Don't Fear the Reaper