Friday, October 27, 2017

Two Rose Parade marching bands playing 'Thriller' for Halloween

For the first of five Halloween posts I promised yesterday, I'm sharing videos of two marching bands that will be participating in next year's Rose Parade playing "Thriller," the dance theme for all zombies.*

First, one of the best, if not the best, high school marching bands in Japan, Kyoto Tachibana Senior High School playing "Thriller" as they march and dance down the street.

I'm always amazed at what a good sound they get while they move around so much.

Next, one of the top high school marching bands in Southern California, the Bands of Santiago Sharks playing "Thriller" at the Los Angeles County Fair.

Santiago High School, The Pride of Santiago, Sharks Marching Band (B.O.S.S. - Bands of Santiago Sharks) performing to Michael Jackson's Thriller at the Los Angeles County Fair High School Marching Band Parade Competition on Wednesday, September 23rd 2015.  Leading the BOSS are military style drum majors Jory Dali and Naveed Zaman.
Not only did the B.O.S.S. play "Thriller" on parade, they made it the theme of their field show the year before.

Santiago High Marching Band and Color Guard performed their Thriller halftime show on October 24, 2014.  It featured songs by Michael Jackson.  The field show is great, but the best moments happen at 5:16 in the video.  You won't want to miss it!  AWESOME JOB, Santiago!  Video provided by B. Park.  Band directed by Kris Parish and Joe Dudek.  Color Guard directed by Corkie Keys.
That was fun.  I'm looking forward to seeing both bands in the Rose Parade on New Year's Day.

Stay tuned for more Halloween entries through the end of the month.

*Listen to how many marching bands in Marching bands of the zombie apocalypse and Marching bands of the zombie apocalypse, the sequel played both "Thriller" and "The Walking Dead" and be convinced of that claim.

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