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Sunday Film Series: A 23 Second Half Time Show

Last week was my first chance this year to see the Omawari-son and the N.C. State Marching Band perform. Today’s time-lapse video condenses their halftime tribute to veterans down to twenty-three seconds.

Twenty three seconds of the Power Sound Of The South is not enough, so here is the halftime show in real-time with sound.

Before you watch, I feel compelled to give the Amazing Grace with bagpipes warning. As one who has heard that waaaay too much, I know it can kick people’s butts. It does mine, every time. They brought in the University Pipe Band  for this show, the arrangement is fantastic.

 

 

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11 Comments on “Sunday Film Series: A 23 Second Half Time Show”

  1. Debbie says:

    Aw, gee, thanks for making me all teary-eyed! ND, too, has a bagpipe band, so I kind of knew what I was getting into when I decided to view the entire halftime show — they’ve got a good sound (as does the Band). You’re fortunate to have gotten to a game already — I’m going up later in October for a weekend and can’t wait! You done good, dad!

    • omawarisan says:

      This show is part of a tribute to the Vets that is the theme of the whole game. It is always well done. I like that arrangement when the band picks things up at the end.

      So great to see him play at a school where the band is loved.

      Glad you’ve got a trip planned!

      Here’s the pregame show because he sent me that too.

      • Debbie says:

        I just love a running entry! ND does that, too. And the version of the National Anthem that State plays is wonderful — so many trumpet flourishes. Do you get all choked up, too, when they play the Alma Mater?!!

  2. Blogdramedy says:

    You must be one proud Papa. All Americans…heck, anyone from anywhere, should see a live university football game at least once. And never mind the arrangement, how about those formations? Super cool. 🙂

  3. Michelle Gillies says:

    I had to wait to watch the full version so I wouldn’t be a blubbering idiot in front of anyone else. I always cry at “Amazing Grace”, I always cry at bagpipes, and the marching bands always move me. So here I am, a puddle. Congratulations to Omawari-son for being a part of this.
    Oh, and the time lapse was cool too. 😉

  4. I’ve been spending some time doing things I used to like to do, which last week included painting some rooms. Turns out, I don’t like that as much anymore, now that balancing on top of the refrigerator to reach the far corner of the ceiling isn’t what you might call a graceful experience. But I digress.

    On Saturday while I was applying “Hemp” to my walls (I’m not really a hippie. That’s a Martha Stewart color. Her time behind walls seems to have influenced her lexicon.), I had college football on. I didn’t have too much stake in either game, and with NFL games, I lose interest unless I am rooting for a team, but with the college games, I enjoyed it all so much — the music, the excitement, the pacing.

    I assume you are aware that Maryland is playing NC State for homecoming this year. I’ll have to choose a side in that one. Sorry.


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