I concluded Vox explains America's presidential primaries by telling my readers "I plan on doing for Nevada what I've already done for Iowa and New Hampshire, share some marching music for my readers to enjoy while they wait for the caucus results. Stay tuned." It's time to me to follow through and my readers to watch and listen.
Since there are no competitive drum corps in Nevada, today's installment features the state's top marching bands, beginning with the one from the state's flagship university, University of Nevada Wolf Pack Marching Band Pregame Show 2014.
I captured the NEVADA spellout from this performance to illustrate this entry.
Moving from north to south, ShowtimeWeb captured UNLV "Star of Nevada" Marching Band 2016's halftime show when UNLV played Jackson State University.
Even with the sound problems, this is the best video of the UNLV band I could find on YouTube. The Star of Nevada Band could use better videographers among its fans!
That's it for the university bands from the Silver State. Follow over the jump for two Nevada high school bands that marched in the Rose Parade during the past decade.
Returning to Reno, Music213 captured two videos of McQueen High School. First, McQueen HS Lancer Band - 2014 Pasadena Bandfest.
From Reno, NevadaThis would be a good video for two holidays, Halloween for the field show and Christmas for the vocal concert afterwards. It even ties the two together with music from "The Nightmare before Christmas."
McQueen High School Lancer Band performing their musical selections at the 34th Annual Pasadena Tournament of Roses Bandfest on Monday, December 30th 2013.
Of course, the big event is the parade, not Bandfest, so here is McQueen HS Lancer Band - 2014 Pasadena Rose Parade.
From Reno, NevadaNote, the winds are marching in a block forming the outline of the state of Nevada. I guess they've been paying attention to the University of Nevada Wolf Pack Band, which includes that same formation in its pregame show.
McQueen High School Lancer Band performing at the 125th Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on Wednesday, January 1st 2014. This is the Lancer Band's 2nd Rose Parade appearance, having last appeared in 2009.
I conclude by returning to the southern end of the Silver State with two more videos by Music213 of a band from Henderson, Nevada. Watch the penultimate video, Foothill HS Marching Band - 2017 Pasadena Bandfest.
From Henderson, NevadaFinally, Foothill High School Marching Band (Nevada) - 2017 Pasadena Rose Parade.
Foothill High School Marching Band performing their field show at the 37th Annual Pasadena Tournament of Roses Bandfest at Pasadena City College on Saturday, December 31, 2016.
From Henderson, NevadaI hope my readers enjoyed all these performances. May they not wait as long for the results as they did for those from the Iowa Caucuses. Last I checked, those were still not final!
Foothill High School Marching Band performing at the 128th Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on Monday, January 2, 2017.