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Marching Band performs Oct. 4

Furman University’s Marching Band, the Paladin Regiment, will present its annual Band Extravaganza concert Friday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium.

The concert is open to the public and is held in conjunction with Family Weekend at the university. Tickets are available at the door and are $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors.

Under the direction of Jay Bocook, the Paladin Regiment will present the set list from the 2013 Exhibition Show “Happy Feet,” which explores the many facets of dance in American musical culture. The performance includes arrangements of “Boogie Wonderland” by Earth, Wind, and Fire, “What a Feeling” from the movie “Flashdance,” by Irene Cara et al., and “Swing, Swing, Swing” by John Williams.

The Paladin Regiment will also play traditional Furman songs and favorite stand charts “Hey Baby,” “Die Young,” and other classic tunes such as the “Firebird Fanfare,” “Cadillac of the Skies,” and “Carolina in the Morning.”

The Paladin Regiment, led by senior Drum Majors David Stanley and Hannah Carlson, will also showcase The Furman Dance Company which will perform to “You Can Call Me Al” by Paul Simon, “Land of a Thousand Dances” made famous by Wilson Pickett, and “Jungle Boogie” by Kool and the Gang.

The Paladin Regiment is one of six major ensembles in the Furman Band program.  Consisting of 117 members, the band performs at all home games, selected away games, and high school marching band festivals.

For more information about the event, contact the Furman Band Office at (864) 294-3069.

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