Person 30 Famous People Who Once Were in Marching Bands

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Who says marching band is for freaks and geeks? This list of famous people who were once in marching bands have gone on past their high school band careers to transcend stereotypes along with the instruments they once played. The celebrities here may surprise you as all have come a long way from their football field formations to become household names.

Well before these stars were among the hottest celebrities of all time, they were just another face in the crowd as a member of their school's marching band. It's hard to believe that the likes of Halle Berry, Julia Roberts, Samuel L. Jackson, and Tommy Lee were once dressed up in their school's colors and parading around in unison, but that's the truth. Berry played the flute, Roberts sounded the clarinet, Jackson sported a French horn, and Lee, just as he does for a living now, played the drums.

Just like Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, many of these celebrities went on to have successful careers in music after their marching band days ended. Celine Dion, Gwen Stefani, Lionel Richie, Steven Tyler, Trent Reznor, and Aretha Franklin are just a few who took their musical talents to the next level.

What celebrities played in the marching band? Even President Bill Clinton was once in marching band, proving that band geeks are far from freaks and may even surprise you when they go on to become famous celebrities, world-champion athletes, and even world leaders.
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Jennifer Garner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 30 Famous People Who Once Were in Marching Bands
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Age: 43

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Spokesperson, Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer Actor, + more

Schools: George Washington High School, Denison University

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Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 30 Famous People Who Once Were in Marching Bands
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Age: 38

Birthplace: Daytona Beach, Florida, United States of America

Profession: Basketball player, Athlete

Schools: Mainland High School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Gwen Stefani is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 30 Famous People Who Once Were in Marching Bands
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Age: 46

Birthplace: Fullerton, California, United States of America

Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Designer Actor, + more

Schools: Fullerton College, Loara High School, California State University, Fullerton

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Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 30 Famous People Who Once Were in Marching Bands
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Age: 69

Birthplace: Hope, Arkansas, USA

Profession: Statesman, Politician, Author, Lawyer Teacher

Schools: Ramble Elementary, Yale University, Yale Law School, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service University College, + more

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Gloria Estefan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 30 Famous People Who Once Were in Marching Bands
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Age: 58

Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

Profession: Hotel Manager, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Restaurateur Actor

Schools: Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, University of Miami, St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church

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Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 30 Famous People Who Once Were in Marching Bands
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Age: 80

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Comedian, Musician, Film Producer Screenwriter, + more

Schools: City College of New York, New York University, Midwood High School

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Julia Roberts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 30 Famous People Who Once Were in Marching Bands
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Age: 48

Birthplace: Smyrna, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Schools: Georgia State University, Griffin Middle School, Campbell High School, Campbell High School Fitzhugh Lee Elementary School

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Andy Griffith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 30 Famous People Who Once Were in Marching Bands
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Age: Died at 86 (1926-2012)

Birthplace: Mount Airy, North Carolina, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor Voice acting, + more

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