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Scot Marching Band to Present Annual Fall Concert Sunday in McGaw Chapel

Free public performance scheduled for Nov. 17 at 1:30 p.m.

13 November, 2013 by John Finn

WOOSTER, Ohio — The College of Wooster's Fighting Scot Marching Band, fashionably attired in full Scottish regalia, will present its annual fall concert on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 1:30 p.m. in McGaw Chapel (340 E. University St.). The performance, which is free and open to the public, will highlight the band's pregame and halftime shows from the current football season.

Directed by Thomas Roblee, along with Assistant Director Ned Brooks and instructors Jason Smith, Jon Maffett (bagpipes), and Sean Lawry (Scottish drumming), the 120-plus piece band is led by drum majors Amanda Friedman, Steven Hecking, and David Jackson.

Selections from the pregame shows include Christopher Redd's "Enter Scotland: Variations on a Theme" and F.L. Buchtel's "Bluebells March" as well as legendary instructor Stuart Ling's arrangements of such favorites as "Score Wooster," "Black and Gold," and "Are You from Wooster?"

The first halftime set showcases music from Claude Michel Schonberg's "Les Miserables," including Jay Bocook arrangements of "Work Song/At the End of the Day," "The Attack on Rue Plumet," and "One More Day," as well as Thomas Roblee's arrangement of "Castle on a Cloud."

The second halftime set features Michael Brown's arrangement of Danny Elfman's "The Nightmare Before Christmas," John Higgins' arrangement of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "Bald Mountain," and Tom Wallace's arrangement of Hinder's "All American Nightmare."

In the final halftime segment, Roblee's arrangement of Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive," and Wallace's arrangement of Josef Zawinul's "Birdland" are on the program, along with more traditional music of Scotland, including "Blue Bonnets" and "Exit Scotland."

Additional information about the concert is available by phone (330-263-2419) or e-mail.