The Alma College Kiltie Marching Band closes its fall performance season with its annual indoor show in a concert that also features the Alma College Pipe Band, drum line and winter guard.
Performance times are 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 in the Remick Heritage Center, Presbyterian Hall. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for seniors 62 and up, and free for Alma College staff, students and youth 18 and under. Seating is reserved. Call (989) 463-7304 for ticket information.
In addition to playing its “Modern Romance” halftime show, the band’s 105 members will perform in costume an original arrangement of television show theme songs. Arranged by Percussion Intern Dave Fair, the three-part show is titled “KMB Now in Technicolor.”
The program features hits by solo artist Jacob Collier and the Swedish band Dirty Loops. Musical selections include “Don’t You Know,” “Hit Me,” “It Hurts” and “The Way She Walks.” The Indoor Show also will feature the television theme music from The Office, How I Met Your Mother, Friends, Game of Thrones, Happy Days and Sanford & Son among others.
“It was as if we picked up the 2018 season where we left off in 2017,” says David Zerbe, director of bands at Alma College. “I am really looking forward to another fine indoor show. It should be very exciting, and the TV show themes should provide something for everyone.”
The 18-member Alma College Pipe Band — consisting of nine pipers and nine drummers — constitutes the second largest ensemble performing at this event. The Pipe Band recently competed at the inaugural Southern United States Pipe Band Championships, becoming the 2018 Southern United States Pipe Band Champion for Grades III and IV. The Pipe Band also is the current 2018 U.S. Pipe Band Champion in Grade IV.
“I am very fortunate to have a great group of musicians to work with at Alma College,” says Andrew Duncan, director of piping. Ben Elliot, Michael Kazmierski-Dunn, Chris Leonard and Laureano Thomas-Sanchez have successfully placed in solo piping competitions across North America in the past year. Additionally, Thomas-Sanchez placed first in a Piobaireachd competition in Perth, Scotland, in August.