The kids in uniform kept coming up the steps and passing our seats at the Carrier Dome last Saturday. Many kids in many different uniforms, up the steps they went to seats far up in th section.
It was obvious that something was going on at halftime.
The guys behind us joked half-heartedly about how long the halftime show for the Syracuse-Clemson football game would take.
And then all those kids went back down those steps, down the ramp, and out they came on the field as the teams left after the second quarter.
The PA announcer explained that 17 high school bands were joining the usual halftime performers, the fine Syracuse University group, the Pride of the Orange.
The took on the shape of New York state.
Here’s a YouTube clip of a video I shot of the band performing with my iPhone 6. It’s an Ariana Grande-Nicki Minaj mash-up. Quite a modern touch there.
One question: If they’re not marching, is it still a marching band show? I know, too many moving parts to coordinate.
What’s your favorite marching band song, and why? What’s the oddest marching band song you’ve ever heard? What do you think could be the coolest marching band song you’d like to hear?