Furman University’s Marching Band, The Paladin Regiment, will present its annual Band Extravaganza concert Friday, Nov. 10 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 $5 and are available at the door.
Under the direction of Jay Bocook, The Paladin Regiment performs the set list from its 2017 Exhibition Show “The King of Pop,” which explores the music of Michael Jackson with faculty arrangements of hits “Thriller,” “They Don’t Care About Us,” “Man in the Mirror,” and “Smooth Criminal.”
The Paladin Regiment also presents traditional Furman songs and favorite stand charts. Led by Drum Majors senior Emma Gierszal (Mt. Pleasant), and sophomore Raven Althouse (Rebersburg, Penn.), the band showcases The Furman Dance Company, which performs 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. Award-winning senior twirler McKenna Luzynski (Roanoke, Va.) entertains during selected numbers throughout the program.
Paying homage to the United States, The Paladin Regiment presents settings of “America the Beautiful” and “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
One of six major ensembles in the Furman Band program, The Paladin Regiment performs at all home football games, and has been invited to compete at the South Carolina Band Directors Association 5-A Marching Band Championships Nov. 4 in Columbia.
For more information, contact the Furman Band Office at 864-294-3069. Or email the Department of Music at FurmanMusic@furman.edu.