From the Cal Band Drum Major:
Hello Alumni! My name is Frankie Garland and I play the mellophone. I'm the Cal Band's Drum Major for this upcoming season and wanted to give you all an update on our planned halftime performances. We have a full, diverse schedule of shows and we look forward to performing them on the field. We hope you're around to see them this Fall!
Our 2008 Schedule is:
- August 30th, Michigan St:
The Who Show -- Finally a tribute to the true rock greats! including Who Are You, I Can't Explain, My Generation, Baba O'Reily, Pinball Wizard, Won't Get Fooled Again
- September 27th, Colorado State/High School Band Day:
The Hip Hop Show -- Something we figure the high school kids will enjoy. Its never too early to start recruiting! including Take You There (Sean Kingston), Deja Vu (Beyonce), Umbrella (Rhianna), Stronger (Kanye West), The Way I Are (Timbaland), 4 Minutes (Madonna and Justin Timberlake).
- October 4th, Arizona State/Alumni Band Day:
Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons -- Frankie Valli got his start around 1958. Brussels Tour? Eh Eh? including Big Girls Don't Cry, Walk Like A Man, Can't Take My Eyes Off of You, Oh What a Night
- October 25th, UCLA/Hall of Fame Day:
The Sports Show -- I like this show cause it breaks the mold of just choosing an artist and playing 5 of their songs. We're playing all the TV sports theme and hoping to incorporate some Cal Athletes and the Jumbo-Tron to show classic Cal Sports Moments.including Monday Night Football Theme, MLB on Fox Theme, NBA on NBC Theme, NFL on CBS Theme, NFL on Fox Theme
- November 1st, Oregon:
Arena Rock -- A Show dedicated to Hard Rock of the 1980s. We're hoping to chart the show such that each song faces a different direction and thus the 4 parts of the crowd. This would make it truly an "Arena" show. including Enter Sandman (Metallica), Panama (Van Halen), Dream On (Aerosmith), Sweet Child of Mine (Guns and Roses), You Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC).
- November 8th, @U$C:
- November 22nd, Big Game:
90s Pop Show -- A show dedicated to the pop hits of our youth. including Backstreet Boys, Hanson, Spice Girls, Britney Spears and NSync.- December 6th, Washington: Disney Show -- A tribute to classic Disney Films including Circle of Life (Lion King), A Whole New World (Aladdin), Under the Sea (Little Mermaid), Be Our Guest (Beauty and the Beast), Be A Man (Mulan)
- Potential Bowl Game Show:
Bruce Springsteen -- We're trying to plan ahead for a bowl game show so that we don't end up scrapping a sloppy show together at the last minute.including Born in the U.S.A, Dancing in the Dark, Glory Days, Born to Run
So there you have it folks! We hope you enjoy our musical selections and I'm sure the Stunt committee will unveil some amazing charting. We already have Pregame and the Who Show nearly finished and I'm excited to perform them both for you in just a few weeks. Thanks for your time!
Frankie Garland '05 Mellophone, DM '08