Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Band to perform simultaneously at NCAA FCS playoff game and Big Apple Classic basketball tournament
ORANGEBURG – The football season may have concluded for the SC State Bulldogs, but the University’s world-renowned Marching 101 Band is marching straight on to a few post-season appearances this weekend, including a NCAA FCSS playoff contest and a competition at Madison Square Garden.
The Marching 101 Band will perform on Saturday, Dec. 1, NCAA FCS playoff contest between the Wofford College Terriers and the University of Richmond Spiders. Kickoff for the game is slated for 7 p.m. and the game will be televised live on ESPN GamePlan.
While the Marching 101 Band performs in Spartanburg and on ESPN, approximately 30 members of the drum line will compete for the title “King of the Drum Line” in the second annual Big Apple Classic Drum Line Competition at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The competition is part of the annual Big Apple Classic basketball tournament weekend.
This past September, the Marching 101 Band performed during halftime at the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons 2007 home opener in the Georgia Dome. The Marching 101 Band performs under the direction of SC State University Director of Bands Eddie Ellis.