Orange & blue steppin' to green!

By Gary Brode |

Published 02/26 2014 11:51AM

Updated 02/26 2014 11:54AM

CHAMPAIGN -- It's going to be an authentic St. Patrick's Day celebration for the Marching Illini. The band will be making its seventh appearance in Ireland. Members will participate in the Official St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin.

The UI is one of two universities with that honor this year. More than 300 members are taking the trip they may never forget. There's talk the band could perform with U2 while in Ireland, but UI officials couldn't confirm that.

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