2021 Marching Band Media

The purpose of the 2021 show, titled Thank You, is to remember, honor, and pay tribute to veterans and their families. Marching band has a rich history of coming from the military, and much of the music in this show is inspired from that tradition. Each branch of the military will have a special moment in the show and gold and blue star families will also receive recognition.

Ceremonial Introduction, featuring a trumpet solo on original music inspired by "Taps."
Basic Training, featuring "American Salute (When Johnny Comes Marching Home)." 
Loss and Camaraderie, featuring "Goodnight Saigon" by Billy Joel. This song brings the show to the Vietnam era.
Tribute, featuring a new arrangement of songs of the armed forces
Finale, featuring "American Soldier" by Toby Keith a modern song that serves to honor those currently serving or having recently served.

The props, flags, and choreography for the auxiliaries reflect daily activities of the military and provide representation of all of its branches. The dance team and color guard's uniform reflect 21st century military personnel. The band hopes to honor the depth and scope of the sacrifice that our veterans, and their families, make to serve our country.

*photos in the slideshows are cropped via code and can be awkward. To see the full photos click the link above the slideshow which will take you to the band's Flickr page for that album. All photos are available for download on the Flickr page.

October 8 performance of Thank You from Plum

AV Band Festival Performance from October 6, 2021

Performance from October 1, 2021 at Fridley Field