GAME DAY ENTERTAINMENT
Box 5 Events is thrilled to entertain guests of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
with its energetic performance at FanFest inside the beautiful Georgia
World Congress Center.
Impressive to say the least, Box 5 Events presents a massed band
performance that filled the hall with a spectacle for the eyes and ears.
Fans watched as musicians from across the country energize the room
with a show of pageantry, sequins, brass and feathered plums. Nearly
600 band members and dancers from five schools and five states are
here to present this extravaganza. For the 38th consecutive year, high
school marching bands and dancers presented the pregame festivities
inside FanFest for the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, under the direction of Event
Director Joe Mason.
The massed band show is under the leadership of Gary E. Smith,
associate director of bands, emeritus, from the University of Illinois.
Smith is assisted by Dr. Richard Suk, associate director of bands at
Ohio University, Scott Wilson from the University of Florida and Josh
Boyer from Ohio University. The flag coordinator is Luke Babb from
Milledgeville, Georgia, now living in Orlando, Florida.
Listen and enjoy! You’re sure to recognize the familiar tunes: “Midnight Train
to Georgia”, “Hard to Handle”, “Take Me On”, and “Shake a Tailfeather”. Our
music was selected to bring in the strong ties of Georgia’s ‘Simpler place and
time’ in addition to the enthusiastic trends of music through the years. We
are proud to recognize the efforts and commitment of these fine students who
have been preparing to entertain you for the better part of the year.
In addition to their participation in today’s FanFest performance, the
bands and dancers also marched in this morning’s Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Parade Presented by Lions Club International. Joining the bands in
today’s parade were the college bands and cheerleaders from the two
Box 5 Events is a special events and festival production company,
headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, that organizes prestigious events
across the nation for high school bands, choirs and orchestras. At Box
5 Events we focus on creating profound and educational experiences
which recognize the highest level of achievement within student travel.
We inspire tomorrow’s leaders through education and exceptional
experiences, creating memories to last a lifetime. Mr. Mason is assisted
by Aaron Stone.
“Atlanta is a remarkable city for our students to visit, with a
flourishing downtown area and the chance to meet warm people that
emanate southern hospitality,” says Box 5 Events event director Joe
Mason. “Our student performers participate in many aspects of the
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. They are thrilled to visit Atlanta and join in the
fun with the game and festivities. The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is a lifetime
memory for all who attend! Like the students, the Box 5 Events event
staff are thrilled to be here!”
PARTICIPATING BANDS IN TODAYS MASS BAND SHOW ARE:
DIRECTOR SCHOOL SCHOOL CITY STATE
Matthew Bass Bowdon High School Bowdon GA
Andy Beck Magnet Cove High School Malvern AR
Mr. Joe Gaither South Central High School Greenwich OH
Seth Jones Spring Ford High School Royersford PA
Jon Loy Worthington High School Worthington MN
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