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Marching band closes season with concert

The Cardinal Marching Band had its final performance in the O’Neill Arena on Nov. 30. Vanguard Photographer | Brooke Elward

The SVSU Marching Band performed a concert free to the public at O’Neill Arena on Monday, Nov. 30.

“We performed music from our halftime show, which was themed around cartoons and superheroes,” music education senior and marching band drum major Quinton Larion. “We also took the chance to perform some of our favorite stands tunes, and feature our drumline.”

The band played a compilation of songs from different movies and shows for the performance.

Music education junior Demi Wolosonowich is new to the marching band this year and cherishes the connections she is making within the band.

“I enjoy performing with this group of people, but I also cherish all the memories that we make and band camp, in the stands at football games, and during rehearsals and sectionals,” Wolosonowich said. “I have loved getting to know everyone, as well.”

Her favorite compilation from the event was, “‘Animated Superheroes,’ which consisted of music from ‘The Incredibles,’ ‘Teen Titans,’ and ‘The Amazing Spider-Man,’” Wolosonowich said. “I also really enjoyed playing ‘Hooked on a Feeling,’ which was
a color guard feature, and ‘Superman Vs. Batman.’”

The evening was full of captivating moments for all the band members, but one stood out to Wolosonowich the most.

“My favorite moment from the concert on Monday was playing ‘Mortal Kombat’ for the last time with the trumpet section right after the concert,” Wolosonowich said. “I also enjoyed doing our horn moves, chants and dancing during the drumline feature.”

They had a great turnout for the event, “especially considering [they] able to perform this event last season due to COVID,” Larion said.

The event wraps up the SVSU Marching Band’s 2021 season. Music education senior Gabe Monger plays the tenor saxophone for the SVSU Marching Band. After all the COVID restrictions, he was excited for the moments of this band concert.

“My favorite part of the concert was at the end,” Monger said. “As I looked around, I saw how proud everyone was for the great payoff of putting in hard work for this concert all marching season.”

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