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Auburn Marching Band Arrives in Pasadena

PASADENA, Cal. (WHNT) — We’re just one day away from the BCS National Championship. WHNT News 19 found the Auburn Tiger Marching Band headed into the Rose Bowl Stadium on Saturday.

“We rehearsed yesterday, we’re going to continue rehearsing to put the best performance out we can and support the tigers the best we can,” said Gerritt Keaton, an Auburn Drum Major.

Keaton said the band is rested, rehearsed, and ready to perform in this once in a lifetime opportunity.

“Monday night we’re going to do our stage to screen show, have selections from Grease, from Les Mis, from My Favorite Things, it’ll be really great and we’re also going to do our traditional, high energy pregame show,” Keaton said.

Keaton said he never thought he would be at the Rose Bowl, but he had faith in his Tigers.

“After last season, we knew this season was going to be great, I don’t know what anyone’s expectation was but I expected great things, it’s just exciting to be here,” he added.

The Auburn band in Pasadena

The Auburn band in Pasadena

6 comments

    • Tracey

      How many years has your son been drum major? This is also a dream of my daughter’s! She was drum major at her high school, but didn’t use a mase/baton. She will be a freshman next fall. Would she need to be a music major?

  • TA

    This is Gerritt’s first year as drum major for the AUMB. He has been selected as head drum major for next season. He was previously the drum major at Priceville HS. Auburn’s Summer leadership camp would be a good place to start learning mace work. Membership in the AUMB is open to all student’s regardless of major, Gerritt is a business major.

  • Mark T.

    Wow! Good for Gerritt. That is great. I am also very proud of him. I remember way back when he was just a youngster and would come in my office to visit me. Great kid then and an outstanding young man now. I know Mom is beaming!

  • Joyce Gould

    Gerritt – congratulations. Will be looking for you tonight. So proud you have accomplished your dream. You could not have picked a better school. War Eagle!!!!

  • allison

    We were thrilled to see Gerritt doing his thing. Maddison said she is proud of him and we are all proud of how great he is doing. Wish they had mentioned that he came from Morgan County and graduated from Priceville…lol. We will be watching for him tonight.

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