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Auburn Marching Band Planning Special Halftime Performance to Mark 10-year Anniversary of 9/11

AUMN getting (even more) patriotic this season.

The Auburn University Marching Band is planning a special program for its halftime show at the Auburn-Mississippi State game on September 10, one day before the 10-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

“We’ll play God Bless America as we normally would, but we’ll have a moment of silence and play taps,” says Marching Band Director Dr. Corey Spurlin. Spurlin said the possible inclusion of fireworks in the performance was also being discussed. Fireworks will reportedly be featured at Jordan-Hare Stadium for every Auburn home game this season.

Additional patriotic elements won’t be the only thing new this year. Spurlin says a special arrangement incorporating various Auburn standards with Queen’s “We Are The Champions” and “Gonna Fly Now,” the theme from Rocky, has been added to the band’s gameday repertoire to commemorate Auburn’s national championship season.

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