As halftime approached, band members changed into their costumes and headed to the field. The show started with the theme from The Munsters, then the band made a pumpkin on the field and played The Addam’s Family Theme. Ghostbusters was next, where the color guard ran around the field in white sheets and drum majors Adam Fletcher (BO) and Tony Rescigno, who were wearing Ghostbusters costumes, chased the color guard around and sprayed them with fire extinguishers. This portion of the show was the first time the crowd seemed engaged in the show, gaining some laughter and claps. Next, Thriller began. The arrangement started with the main hook of the song, which immediately woke the crowd up. As the song continued, the band started walking like zombies into a block spanning 100 yards. As soon as the crowd saw the zombie walk, they started clapping in anticipation. When the dance started, the crowd got even louder. On the iconic Thriller move, the crowd responded more. Then when the band picked their instruments up to play the Thriller hook one more time, the crowd went crazy. After the last note, the crowd applauded and cheered wildly! The show had one of the best crowd reactions in my four years of marching band.
Nick Thompson, ΒΠ