Saturday, September 23, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
USC vs. Louisiana Tech, Williams Brice Stadium
Our halftime show this week is a Dancing with the Stars event in Williams-Brice Stadium.
Four USC and Columbia-area celebrities perform with dance students from the USC Department
of Theater and Dance on at midfield, while the Carolina Band performs the music. Celebrities
include Ross Lordo, student body president, Tim Miller, WIS TV meteorologist, Anya
Martin, wife of USC Men’s Basketball coach Frank Martin, and USC Women’s Basketball
player A’Ja Wilson. The band performs the Dancing with the Stars theme song, “Conga,”
by Miami Sound Machine; “Carolina Girls,” by The Chairmen of the Board; “Sing, Sing,
Sing,” made famous by Benny Goodman; and “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” from the
film Dirty Dancing. Be sure to catch this thrilling event!
Carolina Band “Tailgate Takeover”
New this season, members of the Carolina Band go out and perform at various tailgates
throughout Gamecock Park and the areas around Williams-Brice Stadium. Look for us
coming to a tailgate near you! Following the “Tailgate Takeover,” we meet in the Gamecock
Park Amphitheater for our traditional pregame pep rally.
Halftime Show Streamed Live
The Carolina Band halftime show will be streamed live by ESPN this week. To watch,
download the “Watch ESPN” app. Select “Channel,” then “ESPN SEC Network +,” then look
for “Halftime Band Performances at South Carolina.” The live stream can also be found
Carolina Band Game Day Schedule
9:30 a.m. - Rehearsal at Copenhaver Band Hall
11:00 a.m. - Eat, dress, and load buses
12:30 p.m. - Depart for Stadium Area
12:50 p.m. - Gamecock Park Drumline Performance and “Tailgate Takeover”
1:15 p.m. - Gamecock Team Walk
1:50 p.m. - Pep Rally at Gamecock Park Amphitheater
3:13 p.m. - Pregame Performance in Williams-Brice!
3:30 p.m. Kickoff – GO GAMECOCKS! (SEC Network Television)
Following our postgame performance, we return to the Copenhaver Band Hall (approximately
Behind the Uniform Student Spotlights
Every Friday before band practice, Marley Scott, trombone section leader, volunteers
at a local school with the organization Dream Outside the Box to encourage and teach
kids about achieving their dreams. Last spring, while she was on her off-season from
marching band, Marley discovered this group on campus. Dream Outside the Box partners
with the YMCA to teach children about different career paths and what it takes to
achieve those careers. “Many of the children I work with didn’t even know what college
was when I got there,” said Marley.
They visit a school in Columbia every Friday to inspire children and teach them about
how they can get through high school and college, and then hopefully even start their
career paths. “The founder talks about trying to teach kids that there’s other stuff
out there besides being rappers and basketball players,” said Marley. Marley is now
the volunteer coordinator for USC’s chapter of Dream Outside the Box. She works to
create and maintain club membership and to motivate members to continue showing up
every week. “It’s really important that volunteers show up every week because the
kids bond with them and get sad when they don’t show up,” said Marley.
Marley noted that her band involvement helped encourage her to get involved with the
organization. “My band experience definitely made me feel like I could add something
to an organization,” said Marley. “And when I talk to the children about college,
I talk about how I’m in marching band, and how when they hear music at football games
that’s me.” Marley said she talks to the children about what she is involved in on
campus so they know more about what college is like and the enjoyable experiences
they could have.
Marley Scott is a third-year public health major. She hopes to continue to work with
and inspire kids in schools. If you would like to learn more about how you can get
involved with Dream Outside the Box, email Marley at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow
them on Instagram @Dotb_USC.
Carolina Band Apparel
A full line of fan apparel is available at shopscinc.com. Check it out and show your support for the band!
Carolina Band Photos
After each home game, band photos will be available online here. Check back after the game.