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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Nov. 11, 2011

Bearcat Marching Band to present Varsity Show Nov. 17

By Brittany Keithley, media relations assistant

Members of the Bearcat Marching Band perform a halftime show during a football game this fall. The marching band will perform an indoor concert Nov. 17 featuring highlights from their season.

Members of the Bearcat Marching Band perform a halftime show during a football game this fall. The marching band will perform an indoor concert Nov. 17 featuring highlights from their season. (Photo by Darren Whitley/University Relations)

The Northwest Missouri State University Varsity Show promises all of the spirit, special effects, dancing and music of the Bearcat Marching Band halftime shows but without the football field.

The Bearcat Marching Band will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Charles Johnson Theater at the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building. Tickets are not required but donations are encouraged: $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens.

Patrons can expect all of the pageantry and routines of the Bearcat Marching Band. The band will present music from its season along with dance moves and guard displays never seen before. They will have additional visual and sound effects to enhance the performance along with the season music from “Queen,” “Boston,” “Smashmouth” and the new “Pop Show.”

In addition to the entire band’s performance, each section of the band has been challenged to present a visual and musical display for the show. It promises to be a variety of comedy, music and visual performance unlike any other band concert.

“The different sections in the band tend to take on their own identities so we wanted to combine the section features with the band’s music at the end of the year in preparation for the recording session we do at the end of the year,” said Dr. Doug Overmier, director of bands. “It’s just a celebration of the band and the music.”

Special effects, music, dancing and top-notch entertainment are all involved whenever the marching band performs and Overmier said this performance will be no different.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468