OXFORD, Ohio -- The combination of big hits and big sounds adds up to big entertainment at Miami University football's 55th High School Band Day on September 24th at Yager Stadium.
Nearly a dozen area bands have already signed up to participate with Miami's Marching Band at the game. Not only will they play together at halftime in a mass-band performance, there also will be a special "Fifth Quarter" presentation.
Dr. Stephen Lytle, Director of Athletic Bands at Miami, says he loves the pageantry of the school's annual Band Day.
"High School Band Day is a great experience for local high school bands as well as our own students," said Lytle. "We enjoy working together with the high school students and their directors and bringing the color and pageantry to Yager Stadium. This year's production will be the 1812 Overture and it is going to be terrific!"
Miami's Director of Athletic Marketing, Anthony Azama, echoes Lytle's sentiments.
“Band Day presents an unique opportunity to highlight local high school bands’ talent while simultaneously presenting our campus as one to consider for these future potential Miami students," said Azama. "What a great event on football game day for young people and their families.”
Schedule of Events
9:30 a.m. - Arrive in Oxford
10:30 a.m. - Rehearsal begins at Yager Stadium
11:30 a.m. - Rehearsal ends
12 noon - Pregame concert by the Miami Marching Band
1 p.m. - Kickoff of Miami vs. Bowling Green game Halftime Performance of all bands
Postgame - Fifth Quarter performance
The Future is NOW for Miami Football! Get your season tickets TODAY as New Miami Football Head Coach and alumnus Don Treadwell prepares the RedHawks to defend their MAC Conference title. This season's schedule includes six home games, including rival Cincinnati (Oct. 1) and West Point's Army (Oct. 8). Other games slated for Yager in 2011 include Bowling Green (Sept. 24, Family Day), Buffalo (Oct. 29, Homecoming), Akron (Nov. 3) and Western Michigan (Nov. 16).
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