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Norfolk State's SPARTAN LEGION
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Re: Norfolk State's SPARTAN LEGION
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2021, 08:10:18 AM »
I DON'T KNOW IF THEY STILL DO IT, BUT YOU HAVE NOT LIVED UNTIL YOU WITNESS THE SLOW MARCH ENTRY OF THE SPARTAN LEGION WITH THEIR BRASS BLARING INTO A STADIUM.  YOU'D THINK YOU WERE LISTENING TO THE MUSIC SCORE OF A CECILE B. DEMILLE HOLLYWOOD EXTRAVAGANZA, AND YOU EXPECT CHARLTON HESTON TO RACE ONTO THE FIELD IN A CHARIOT.   :bow: :clap: :bow:


IT IS PROBABLY  THE MOSY IMPRESSIVE MUSICAL DISPLAY I HAVE EVER WITNESSED, BARE NONE.
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Re: Norfolk State's SPARTAN LEGION
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2021, 08:27:23 AM »
CIAA-FAN, I have seen it and I love it.
I remember when they played at Morris Brown early 2000 [MBC's last football season].

They didn't know what to expect from Norfolk State.
They showed up and showed out.

...and then here comes the Marching Wolverines: That Purple Haze!   ;D

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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2021, 11:22:03 AM »
This is my favorite Spartan Legion video.  I bet I watched it a hundred times.

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Re: Norfolk State's SPARTAN LEGION
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2021, 11:37:04 AM »
I had no idea that NSU had an alumni band member who starred on TV.



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Re: Norfolk State's SPARTAN LEGION
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2021, 08:45:25 AM »
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Re: Norfolk State's SPARTAN LEGION
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2021, 02:34:50 AM »
CIAA-FAN, I have seen it and I love it.
I remember when they played at Morris Brown early 2000 [MBC's last football season].

They didn't know what to expect from Norfolk State.
They showed up and showed out.

...and then here comes the Marching Wolverines: That Purple Haze!   ;D


WHILE THIS WAS AN EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE BY THE SPARTAN LEGION IT DOES NOT ADDRESS THE SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE TO WHICH I AM REFERRING.  THE "DEATH MARCH" STARTS WITH A SINGLE TRUMPETER BLARING A MORNFUL CALL TO BATTLE.  HE IS THEN REPLIED TO BY THE ENTIRE BAND ENTERING THE STADIUM FROM THE TOP ROW ENTRANCES, MARCHING AT A VERY SLOW ( 1 STEP EVERY 2-3 SECONDS ).  WHEN I FIRST SAW IT AT THE NSU STADIUM IT WAS PRIOR TO THE GAME AND IT TOOK ALMOST 40 MINUTES FOR THE ENTIRE BAND TO ENTER THE STADIUM FROM ALL THE TOP ROW ENTRANCES AND GET TO THEIR SEATS.  IT WAS MOST IMPRESSIVE.  I HOPE SOMEONE HAS A VIDEO SHOWING WHAT I AM REFERRING TO AND POSTS IT.  IT WAS SOMEWHAT SIMILAR TO THE TRUMPET CALLS IN THE MUSIC SCORE OF THE MOVIE "PATTON" STARRING GEORGE C. SCOTT, WHEN HE WAS SPEAKING ABOUT ANCIENT GREEK BATTLES FOUGHT ON LAND THE THIRD ARMY HAD JUST WON FROM THE GERMANS.  THAT IS NOT AN EXACT REPLICATION, BUT THE CLOSEST THING TO THE SPARTAN LEGION'S RENDITION, THAT I HAVE HEARD. 


LISTEN TO THE TRUMPET CALLS IN THIS MUSICAL CLIP FROM THE MOVIE "PATTON".   THE SPARTAN RENDITION SOUNDED SOMETHING LIKE THIS WITH A CALL AND RESPONSE TO THE SOLE TRUMPTER BY THE REST OF THE BAND'S BRASS.  ONLY IT WAS MUCH SLOWER AND MOURNFUL.  LIKE A CALL TO BATTLE FOR THE NSU TROJANS.   [size=78%]music score to the movie patton - - Video Search Results (yahoo.com)[/size]
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Re: Norfolk State's SPARTAN LEGION
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2021, 01:00:48 AM »
CIAAFAN   This is a version of the entrance
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Re: Norfolk State's SPARTAN LEGION
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2021, 10:15:58 AM »
THANK-YOU, THIS IS IT!!!!  :clap: :clap:   


ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THAT AT NSU, THEY CAME IN FROM EACH ENTRANCE FROM THE TOP ROWS AND IT WAS EVEN SLOWER THAN IN THIS VIDEO.  A TRULY REGAL AND MAJESTIC PERFORMANCE.  :clap: :clap:
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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2022, 12:46:54 AM »
THANK-YOU, THIS IS IT!!!!  :clap: :clap:   


ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THAT AT NSU, THEY CAME IN FROM EACH ENTRANCE FROM THE TOP ROWS AND IT WAS EVEN SLOWER THAN IN THIS VIDEO.  A TRULY REGAL AND MAJESTIC PERFORMANCE.  :clap: :clap:
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