High school marching bands compete in Vermillion

High school marching bands from all over the state are making their way to Vermillion for a chance to compete against each other in the Quad State Competition which will be held Oct. 16 in the Dakota Dome. This competition is a chance for high schools to come together and perform while also giving The […]

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USD bands to perform at first concert of semester

The University of South Dakota bands are set to showcase their musical abilities at their first concert of the year Oct. 7 with jazz, marches, film music and more. The Jazz Ensemble I, The Sound of USD marching band and the USD Symphonic Band will perform a variety of music throughout the evening. The bands […]

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USD Marching Band prepares for halftime

After a year of performances scheduled and performances cancelled, The Sound of USD marching band is back for a full football season of field performances. The band travelled to Lawrence, Kansas this past weekend for their first performance. Todd Cranson, director of the band, said he really enjoyed the band’s season last year despite the […]

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Color of USD brings fanfare​ without sporting events

The Color Guard interprets music by synchronized work of flags, rifles, the air blade and through dance. USD’s Color Guard group — the Color of USD — accompanies the marching band at all sporting events during a normal school year.  This year, with the lack of sporting events, the group has still been active and […]

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The Sound of USD marches on with season without football

Though football has been cancelled for the 2020 season, the Sound of USD is still marching through their season. Marching bands and football games go hand in hand, but this year, USD’s marching band is looking forward to a season of new opportunities.  Todd Cranson, director for the Sound of USD, said that the marching […]

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