2021 Halftime Shows

2021 Halftime Shows

Enjoy our 2021 Halftime Shows!

Show #1: All Together Now

Celebrating everthing that brings all of humanity together, especially the first responders to the COVID-19 pandemic over the past 2 years.  The band performed all music by the Dean of American Music--Aaron Copland arranged by Scott Boerma.  Selections included:

  • Fanfare for the Common Man
  • Rodeo
  • Applachian Spring
  • Red Pony

Show #2: In Memoriam

Show #2 took place on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11/2001 attacks.  The band shared the stage at with the University Singers, conducted by Michael Slon at pregame for the National Anthem.  This show reminded us that we are all more alike than we are different.  Halftime selections included:

  • God Bless America by Irving Berlin arranged by Jay Bocook
  • Battle Hymn of the Republic by William Steffe arranged by Scott Boerma
  • America the Beautiful by Samuel Augustus Ward arranged by Carmen Dragon

Members of the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corp ROTC unfurrled the 40 yard wide National Emblem for the finale.

Show #3: Rhythm of the Night

On September 24, the CMB took to Scott Stadium under the Friday night lights in a primetime ESPN2 match up against undefeated Wake Forest.  The theme: Rhythm of the Night included selections arranged exclusively for the CMB by Larry Clark.

  • You Shook Me All Night Long by ACDC
  • Bailamos by Enrique Iglesias
  • Livin' La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin

Show #4: Next Episode

Homecoming comes to town and the CMB looks back at the pandemic in a comical fashion with their show themed "Next Episode."  We all can relate to reliving some of the greatest television series of all time.  Selections were all custom arranged for the CMB by Larry Clark and include the theme songs from the following series:

  • The Office
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • The Simpsons
  • The Muppet Show
  • I Love Lucy
  • The Jeffersons

Show #5: Cavalier Karoke

The Cavalier Band welcomed the 2020 grads who were unable to have a normal marching season in their 4th year due to the COVID Pandemic.  The CMB performed a collection of amazing songs that we all know.  Starting with AABA's Dancin Queen, the twirlers were featured on the student side with some fire baton as the band played Toto's Africa, and the band closed in the famous V-Sabre formation for Whitney Houston's I Wanna Dance with Somebody.

Show #6: Veteran Appreciation

WOW!  The CMB never fails to honor the service of our great American veterans.  At the UVA vs. Notre Dame halftime, the CMB kicked off with John Phillip Sousa's Invincible Eagle march.  This march is the official song of America's Space Force.  Then we recornized each of the other 5 branches of military service.  Thanks Vets! (pictures courtsey of Armando Justo)

Show #7: Senior Day

Looking forward to our final show of the season, the CMB performed two selections with the input of our graduating members--22 by Taylor Swift & Industry Baby by Lil Nas X.  We'll closed with a tribute to Carl and Hunter Smith that included Kenny Rogers' The Gambler & Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's The Circle will be Unbroken. Thanks to the Smith Family, the CMB celebrates a decade calling its home THE HUNTER SMITH BAND BUILDING.