Falcon Marching Band to perform Nov. 10 at the Music for All Bands

FMB to perform a show titled "To Mars" at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis

The Falcon Marching Band (FMB) will perform at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in the Exhibition at the Music for All Bands of America Grand National Championships at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.  

The FMB will put on a show titled "To Mars," which is a through-composed custom arrangement in four acts, said Dr. Michael King, director.   

"John Brennan did the wind arrangements, Brady Sark did the percussion arrangements, and Jay Sconyers wrote the drill," King said. "The music references Mars from Gustav Holst's 'The Planets' and three film scores including the 'Launch Sequence' from 'Apollo 13,' 'Crossing Mars' from 'The Martian' and 'Hands of Fate Parts 1 and 2' from 'Signs.' "

Three or four university Bands are invited by Bands of America (BOA) to perform in special exhibitions each year. This year, the FMB is joined by the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band on Friday and the Miami University Marching Band on Saturday.

BOA, a division of Music for All, is an organization that promotes and organizes marching band competitions for high school students. Competitions include both Regional and Super Regional Championships as well as the Grand National Championships. It is the nation's largest and most prestigious national marching band event.  More than 85,000 attendees, including more than 15,000 student performers from across the country attend the three-day event.

General admission tickets for the Friday preliminaries are $23 each and can be purchased through TicketMaster or at the Lucas Oil Stadium ticket office.  

For more information, visit the Music for All website.