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Carolina Band to spotlight CEC with halftime performance

The College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) is always well-represented within the Carolina Band. This year, more than 60 CEC students are participating in the 360-member band. 

Continuing their spotlight series on various aspects of the University of South Carolina, the Carolina Band will highlight and honor the CEC in their debut halftime show of 2023 football season at the Gamecocks home opener against Furman on Saturday, September 9. A CEC promotional video will also be shown on the video board during the performance.

“I love the strong connection we have between the Carolina Band and the College of Engineering and Computing. I am excited to present the show at our first home game, with 600 high school band students on the field with us,” says Jay Jacobs, associate director of bands and director of athletic bands.

The show, "Salute to the USC College of Engineering and Computing," will form a pivotal component of Carolina Band Day. The Carolina Band will be accompanied by 600 high school students who will perform musical selections aligned with engineering and computing themes. Selected songs will include "Mr. Roboto" by Styx, "Neutron Dance" by Pointer Sisters, and "Hey Look Ma, I Made It" by Panic! at the Disco.

“Music, and the marching band in particular, is a crucial element of cross disciplinary engagement for student success at USC,” says Tayloe Harding, dean of the USC School of Music. “Regardless of major, music is interwoven into every corner of our campus and the fiber of every Gamecock. We value having students from the College of Engineering and Computing as a significant part of the Carolina Band.”

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