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Band Extravaganza Concert Sept. 30

Furman University’s Marching Band, The Paladin Regiment, will present its annual Band Extravaganza concert Friday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium.

The concert, part of Furman’s Cultural Life Program, 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.

Under the direction of Furman’s Jay Bocook, The Paladin Regiment will present the set list from its 2016 Exhibition Show “Styx and Stones,” which explores the music from two of the most famous rock and roll groups of all time. The performance includes arrangements of “Come Sail Away” and “Mr. Roboto” by 70s progressive rock band Styx, and “Paint It Black” by the Rolling Stones.

The Paladin Regiment will also present traditional Furman songs and favorite stand charts. Led by Drum Majors Emily Salgado and Emma Gierszal, The Paladin Regiment will showcase The Furman Dance Company, which will perform choreography to “You Can Call Me Al” by Paul Simon, “Land of a Thousand Dances” made famous by Wilson Pickett, and “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars.

The Paladin Regiment is one of six major ensembles in the Furman Band program. In addition to performances at all of Furman’s home football games, The Paladin Regiment has been invited to perform at the South Carolina Band Directors Association 4-A Marching Band Championships in Columbia, S.C., which takes place Oct. 29.

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


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