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Notre Dame marching band performs at Noble High School

by Jason Kersey Published: October 27, 2012

“We’ll run through what we’re going to do for halftime at the OU game,” said Dr. Ken Dye, before joking, “Is there a game today?”

Several hundred fans — Sooner and Fighting Irish supporters alike — crowded into Noble High School’s football stadium to watch the Band of the Fighting Irish practice their halftime routine and perform other popular songs between two Noble vs. Blanchard Little League football games.

The Irish band was invited to play at Noble High over a year ago by principal Frank Solomon and band director Fred Queen.

Hours before Saturday evening’s huge OU-Notre Dame clash on Owen Field, several Sooner fans clapped along to the infamous “Notre Dame Victory March,” which the band played twice — at the beginning and end of their performance.

The Notre Dame band is planning a “Back to the Future” themed halftime performance on Owen Field, and rehearsed it for the Noble crowd.

Huey Lewis and the News’ “The Power of Love,” Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode,” and the movie theme song.

During the latter, the band marched in a formation shaped like a DeLorean, which, of course, is made into a time machine in “Back to the Future.”

After the halftime rehearsal, the band played a few more popular songs, including Neil Diamond‘s “Sweet Caroline” and Carly Rae Jepsen‘s “Call Me Maybe.”

Here are three videos from the Noble rehearsal. The first is the “Back to the Future” theme, the second is “Johnny B. Goode” and the third is the “Notre Dame Victory March.”

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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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