October 14, 2011
WOOSTER, Ohio — The College of Wooster’s iconic Scot Marching Band will present its annual fall concert on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 1:30 p.m. in McGaw Chapel (340 E. University St.). The ensemble, which includes pipers, drummers, and dancers, is sure to delight the entire family with selections from “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Harry Potter.” Admission is free and open to the public.
Directed by Thomas Roblee, with assistance from Ned Brooks, Nancy Ditmer, Jon Maffett, and Eric McCoy, the 132-piece ensemble will be attired in full Scottish regalia — MacLeod tartan kilts, plaid knee socks, and the traditional Glengarry cap. The concert features selections from this fall’s football pregame and halftime shows, including “Are You from Wooster?” “Score Wooster,” and “Black and Gold,” which will be guest conducted by head football coach Mike Schmitz again this year.
The program consists of Jay Dawson’s arrangements of two Aaron Copland compositions: "Fanfare for the Common Man" and "Appalachian Spring Finale," as well as Chris Brooks’ “Rolling Blackout” and Jay Bocook’s arrangement of Antonin Dvorak’s “New World.” Also on the program are arrangements by Roblee and John Franklin of two John Williams tunes: "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Prologue from Hook,” as well as an arrangement by Roblee and Ralph Ford of Williams’ "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Part III," highlighted by junior Brian Fancher’s trumpet solo.
“It will be a great afternoon of family entertainment,” said Roblee. “Our program has something for everyone, so we’re encouraging everyone in the community to join us.”
Additional information about the concert is available by phone (330-263-2419) or e-mail.
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