Marching Southerners Perform at Bands of America


The Marching Southerners performed in exhibition to 90,000 spectators at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. on Nov. 15 as part of Bands of America’s 2019 Grand National Championship. Only the finest collegiate marching bands are invited to perform at the national competition of America’s most outstanding high school bands. The national champion was Vandegrift High School from Austin, Tex.

The Southerners performed this year’s halftime show, “Earth, Wind and Fire,” inspired by the elements of nature and creation. In addition to the hits of the R&B group of the same name, “In the Stone” and “September,” selections included “Let There be Peace on Earth,” “Earth for Flute and Piano,” “Windsprints,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Metropolis 1927,” and an original composition entitled “The Day of Wrath” that incorporates the requiems of Mozart, Verdi and Berlioz.

View the performance online here and come out to see the band perform at the final home football game of the season on Nov. 23 as part of the annual Marching Southerner's Reunion Weekend. During halftime, Southerners alumni will join the band on the field to play their classic gameday tunes. There will be a full halftime show performance after the game. Kickoff against Eastern Kentucky is at 1 p.m.