Marching bands from all five Anoka Hennepin high schools will perform their field shows for the public this weekend at the District 11 Marching Band Preview Show tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 15), 4:30 p.m., at Coon Rapids High School’s Cardinal Stadium.
The show will feature the Andover Marching Huskies, now in their 10th competitive season.
Andover will present its show titled “The Last Battlefield.” The movements explore a man versus machine concept.
Andover’s field show starts out fast-paced and focuses on an invading robotic force, which leads to the entrapment of humans.
As they enter their second movement, the nature of the show becomes reflective as the humans rise up against the machines. The final movement is dark and dissonant, portraying a final battle between man and machine. The Andover Marching Huskies are directed by Timothy Hauser.
Anoka’s Marching Tornadoes will perform their field show, titled “5K.”
The 5K race is a popular distance race for both the novice and experienced runner, one that tests both physical stamina and mental fortitude.
Anoka’s show invokes the competitive spirit and friendly demeanor of a community 5K race. Anoka is directed by Ben Bussey.
The Blaine Marching Bengals’ show, titled “The Latin Feature,” will explain what the Latin music world is all about.
The show features salsa dancing music and the new age Latin sounds of Santana. Blaine Marching Bengals are directed by Peter Buller.
Champlin Park Marching Rebels will present their field show “Theseus.”
The story of Theseus and the Minotaur is one of the most fascinating tales in Greek mythology. Filled with love, hate and death, the story of “Theseus” explores the raw emotions of human nature.
The Rebels are directed by Steve Johnson and John Meissner.
In their first year back into competition in three years, the Coon Rapids Marching Cardinals will present their 2012 show “When Swing Was The Thing.”
The show follows the tale of young love lost and found on the dance hall floor in a 1938 jazz club and features the rousing big band hit, “Big Noise From Winnetka.”
The story unfolds as the dance soloist storms the dance floor and catches the eye of many a guy with her passionate dancing. The trumpet soloist does his best to woo her affections but is rejected at every turn.
Dejected over her choice of another man, the powerful refrains of “Blue Mood” echo the disappointment of love lost.
The energy kicks back up with the big band classic “It Don’t Mean A Thing,” when the trumpet player’s attention is turned in a new direction and his heart is torn between two ladies.
Powerful, raucous big band refrains sweep through the dance hall as the trumpet soloist ultimately decides which lady will be his girl.
“When Swing Was The Thing” features trumpet and flugelhorn soloist Jake Jansen and colorguard soloists Teal Lamusga and Brittany Wimmer.
The Marching Cardinals are directed by Brian Duffy.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children and seniors.