Bullets Marching Band Unveils New Show

Courtesy of Gettysburg College

(Photo courtesy of Gettysburg College)

By Gauri Mangala, News Editor

Yesterday, at the first Bullets football game of the year, against Bridgewater, the Bullets marching band pulled out their new half time show.For the first years of the band, band camp before orientation is where they get there first dip in the Gettysburg waters.

Logan Shippee ‘22 spoke to the experience of band camp.

“Band camp is a transformative experience for a first year. Instead of going into your first week of college hardly knowing anyone you already have a support system built of upperclassmen and other first years,” he said. “These relationships are made dependable thanks to the comradery that comes from a similar mind set and singular goal, creating the best show you can. With the focus and energy that I saw on the field and in the rehearsal hall I have no doubt that this season will be something special.”

The marching band has been rehearsing their music and halftime show for weeks now and is excited to perform for Gettysburgians, young and old.

Steven Marx, director of the marching band, is ecstatic for this year’s show, “The half time show this year is called ‘Fire,’ and it remains rooted in the BMB tradition of fun, energetic music and movement. Tunes featured are Great Balls of Fire, Burn, Firework, Chariots of Fire, and Fallout Boy’s hit The Phoenix. Audiences throughout the 2018 season will be delighted to see and hear a virtuosic group of musicians and color guard setting a new level of excellence for the band. I encourage all that experience the halftime show to see if they are able to catch the not-so-subtle slow-motion running-person formed by the band around the middle of the season!”

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Author: Gauri Mangala

Gauri Mangala '21 currently serves as the News Editor for the Gettysburgian, a position she has held since May of 2018. Gauri is originally from Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Aside from her work with the Gettysburgian, Gauri is the treasurer for the Owl and Nightingale Players. She hopes to study International Affairs and Anthropology during her time at Gettysburg.

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