Scot Marching Band

The Scot Marching Band will present its annual fall concert, featuring selections from this season's football pregame and halftime shows, on Sunday (Nov. 9), in McGaw Chapel. (Photo by Matt Dilyard)


Scot Marching Band Presents Annual Fall Concert on Sunday

Selections from football pregame and halftime shows featured in McGaw Chapel performance

06 November, 2014 by John Finn

WOOSTER, Ohio, — The Scot Marching Band, under the direction of Thomas Roblee, will present its annual fall concert on Sunday (Nov. 9) at The College of Wooster. The performance, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 1:30 p.m. in McGaw Chapel (340 E. University St.).

The program features an assemblage of works from pregame and halftime shows from the current football season, including traditional favorites "Are You from Wooster?" "Score Wooster," and "Black and Gold," each arranged by legendary College of Wooster director Stuart Ling.

Also on the program are Tom Wallace arrangements of four Bill Whelan medleys: "Cloudsong/Riverdance," "The Hearts Cry/Women of the Sidhe/Andalucia," "Lift the Wings/American Wake," and "Home and the Heartland/Riverdance" as well as popular Scottish marches "Castle Dangerous," "The Green Hills of Tyrol," and "The Shoals of Herring." In addition, the Highland Dancers will perform "The Highland Fling."

Other selections include Tom Wallace's arrangement of Freddie Mercury's "Bicycle Race," Michael Brown's arrangement of "Pixar Favorites," Jay Bocook's arrangement of Ramin Djawadi's "Game of Thrones," and Robert W. Smith's arrangement of Antonin Dvorak's "Carnival Overture." Also featured will be Ling's arrangement of "Exit Scotland" and Roblee's arrangement of "Percussion Cadences," among others.

Joining Roblee on Sunday will be assistant directors Ned Brooks and Nancy Ditmer, assistant instructor Jason Smith, bagpipe instructor Nicholas Hudson, and drum majors Brett Hall and Rob MacLellan.

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