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Spirit of the Mountain Marching Band

The Liberty University Marching Band is an exciting company of brass, woodwind and percussion instrumentalists, accented and accompanied by a full colorguard. In true drum corps style, The Spirit of the Mountain maintains the highest level of excellence, discipline, and musicianship. Sporting uniforms of red, white, and blue, the Band is a favorite at home football games, as guests at football games in other stadiums, and as featured performers in community events. The Spirit of the Mountain has appeared in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, at the New York Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands for 80,000 spectators, and at colleges and universities throughout the Eastern United States. Click on any of the links to the left to learn more about The Spirit of the Mountain Marching Band.

Fall 2014 Show!

      For all of you at home waiting patiently THE TIME IS HERE! The Liberty University Marching Band is proud to present our 2014 show entitled “Kaleidoscope”! This show is all about light, reflection, and change featuring the following songs:

Clarity by Zedd
Lights by Ellie Goulding
Man in the Mirror as performed by GLEE
Kaleidoscope Heart by Sarah Bareilles
Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves
True Colors as performed by Pacific Crest Drum Corps
Mirrors by Justin Timberlake
Yellow by Coldplay

We are looking forward to a great season and a great show!

 

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Shoe and Glove Requirement

The Liberty University Marching Band is pleased that you will soon wear our very sharp and state-of-the-art uniforms. While the uniform (jacket, trousers, shako & plume, gauntlets, raingear) are provided by the band, all members are required to purchase their own BLACK gloves and "Drill Masters" black shoes (sorry, no other shoe is accepted that you may have had from high school, even if they are rather new).  We have required these shoes for a few years now, and it presents a professional appearance.  Please order your shoes from a vendor of your choosing, such as Bandshoppe.com.  Gloves may be any brand, cotton or grip, etc. 

Our guard section will place a separate order for their unique footwear and gloves.

You may also contact Daniel Spencer, Head Field Commander, at djspencer@liberty.edu for more information.

Our local music store, Lynchburg Music Center, will also offer these shoes and gloves for sale at band camp check-in.  Prices may vary.

 

Game Day Video Entrance

 Fall 2013 Show

  Our 2013, Rock of Ages, features some 'classic rock' tunes and crowd favorites.  Pieces include Jump, Let It Be, All-Star, Free Bird, Live And Let Die, Life Is A Highway, Livin' On A Prayer, I Love Rock & Roll, and Bohemian Rhapsody.

Fall 2012 Show

  Our 2012 show, Just The Way You Are, is sure to be a crowd favorite.  Tunes include Cannon in D, Cry Me a River (in the style of Michael Buble'), L.O.V.E. as performed by Nat King Cole, Sheherazade, Grenade by Bruno Mars, Just The Way You Are: versions by Bruno Mars and Billy Joel.  The show ends with a HUGE Canon in D recap!  This is going to be a GREAT one! 

Fall 2011 Show

   

 Our 2011 show Behind the Mask was a high energy show packed with   tunes from your favorite masked heroes and villains! The show opened with a drum break, setting the stage for the Who's "Who are you?" as the band takes the field. Stay around and you were greeted by the spanish taste of the theme from Zorro, the Powerful anthem of the Phantom of the Opera, A "swinging" rendition of the Spiderman theme, the infamous imperial march of Darth Vader, and last but not least, the haunting and glorious finale of Batman himself, ending on a reprise of "Who are you" that closed out the show with a bang!

Check out the trailer for this years show!


Fall 2010 Show

The Liberty University Marching Bands fall 2010 show was entitled "iShuffle - Stuck on Replay" and featured many different tunes that would be found on a typical college student's ipod. The tunes were divided into three groups, songs the students love, songs the parents love, and songs the band members love. The show included segments of "Replay" from Iyaz, "Umbrella" from Rhianna, "My Immortal" from Evanescence, "Superstition" from Stevie Wonder, "Lean on Me" from Bill Withers, "American Pie" from Don Mclean, Beethoven's Ode to Joy, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, and the Hallelujah Chorus from Handels Messiah.

 

 

Fall 2009 Show

The Liberty University Spirit of the Mountain's 2009 show, "Red Hot and Blues" brought to the field a classic mix of Jazz and Swing tunes that you can't help but tap your feet to! The band rocked the house with marching renditions of popular hits, such as "Caravan" the jazz standard from Duke Ellington, "Feeling Good" the hit single from Michael Buble, "Sing, Sing, Sing" from Benny Goodman, "Prelude, Fugue & Riffs" by Leonard Bernstein, and "La Suerte de los Tontos"

The drill featured many challenging moves and impressive sets as well, including a triangle that inverts through itself!

Check out our entire Red Hot and Blues show in fast forward!

Fall 2008 Show

The Liberty University Marching Band's Fall 2008 show was entitled "Director's Cut, Music from the Movies" The band stormed the field with the soundtracks and themes from college student favorites such as James Bond and Batman.

The Spirit of the Mountain began the show with the haunting theme from Batman, cycling through the Pink Panther theme, the Incredibles theme, the famous melody of Top Gun, the smooth and suave mantra of James Bond, agent 007, the theme from Jaws, and last but not least, the theme from Mission Impossible!

the drill for this year included, among other things, a giant Batman logo on the field.


Liberty University Bands Semi Tractor Trailer