Independent Minds, Working Together

Scot Marching Band to Present Fall Concert in McGaw Chapel on Oct. 28

Free public performance will feature traditional music of Scotland as well as contemporary selections

October 25, 2012 by John Finn

WOOSTER, Ohio — The College of Wooster’s Scot Marching Band will present its annual fall concert on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 1:30 p.m. in McGaw Chapel (340 E. University St.). The ensemble, which includes pipers, drummers, and dancers, will perform selections from Steely Dan, Aerosmith, and Bruno Mars. Admission is free and open to the public.

Directed by Thomas Roblee, with assistance from Ned Brooks, Nancy Ditmer, Jason Smith, Jon Maffett, and Sean Lawry, 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 such favorites as “Are You from Wooster?” “Score Wooster,” and “Black and Gold,” which will be guest conducted by head football coach Mike Schmitz again this year.

Led by drum majors Brian Fancher, David Jackson, and Steven Hecking, the band will present Rimsky-Korsakov arrangements from “Procession of the Nobles,” “Capriccio Espagnol,” and “Russian Easter Overture;” Steely Dan arrangements “Reeling in the Years,” “Rikki Don't Lose That Number,” and “Josie;” Bruno Mars arrangement “Runaway Baby;” Aerosmith arrangement of “Dream On” featuring Wesley Murphy and Jenny Brumbaugh on mellophone; and traditional music and dance from Scotland.

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