Marching Bands & Halftime Shows

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How is classical music used during halftime shows?

Marching Bands & Halftime Shows

An interesting development is the high school and college bands that perform during football games. As band directors looked for ways to expand the scope and size of these increasingly complex entertainments, they began including more and more classical music. Nowadays, it is not uncommon during a halftime show to hear excerpts from Modest Moussorgsky's “A Night on Bald Mountain” or Gustav Holst's “The Planets.”

   

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