Field Show Celebrates Bond…James Bond

Posted on October 22, 2013 by

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In the spirit of the 50th anniversary of the British spy, 007, the marching unit chose the character for its theme. This theme satisfies all ages, from the older crowd members who remember when the original Bond films came out, to the younger members who may have seen the most recent Bond film, Skyfall, which came out in 2012, directed by Sam Mendes.

Other songs include:

  • The Opener (James Bond Theme Song) composed by Monty Norman and John Barry
  • For Your Eyes Only/ Gold Finger performed by Sheena Easton/Shirley Bassey
  • Skyfall performed by Adele
  • Live and Let Die performed by Paul McCartney

The bandfront’s captains this year are Renee Gerhart and Nikkole Hagginbothom.

“I love it! I like the pins, and we all work together,” Gerhart exclaimed.

The band’s drum majors this year are Andrew Schwartz and Killian Grider. Their job is to conduct the band during the parades and shows.

“I really like it; it’s really cool!” Killian Grider said.

“The marching has gotten better, and the show has gotten longer,” Mr. Ebersole said.

Last year, the show was about 7 minutes, whereas this year it reaches 9.5.

Many spectators say the best part of the football game, besides the football and the French fries, is the band in the stands.

“The band seems to get into the game, the band has a good time, and, at the same time, they’re supporting the team,” student teacher David Attilo said.

If there is a guest band traveling with the opposing team, the two ensembles will likely compete in a battle of the bands.

Whether in the stands, the field, or the streets, the music is hard to ignore. The marching unit brings with it the promise of another great year.

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