Marching band benched due to pandemic

first_imgEven though the Band of the Fighting Irish began band camp this week, the marching band announced Friday they would not march on the field this football season.In an email to band members, the marching band staff said, “We will play in the stands, occupying a greatly expanded seating space to facilitate social distancing.”For the 2020 football season, the Notre Dame athletic department will only allow essential personnel on the football field such as teams, coaches and referees in order to safeguard against COVID-19.“The Band and others will have to remain in the stands and will not be allowed to perform on the field,” the email said.The band will play music in the stands during games as they have in the past. The marching band staff said they will try to find a way to continue to perform field shows even though they will not be performed at the football games.Tags: 2020 football season, COVID-19, football, marching bandlast_img read more

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Belfast Blues Returns for Barrow Street Theatre’s New Season

first_img View Comments Next, Barrow Street will present The Complete & Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill VOL I and VOL II in repertory. The neo-futurist production removes the dialogue from the playwright’s playing, stripping them down to pure action, resulting in a surprising comedy. Performances begin October 28. Following TJ & Dave is the return engagement of Belfast Blues, written and performed by Broadway alum Geraldine Hughes. Kane will direct the one-woman show told from Hughes’ perspective as a little girl in war-torn Belfast of the 1980s. The limited engagement will play from September 20 through October 5. Riding the Midnight Express with Billy Hayes, having previously played the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, will begin on September 24 and open officially on October 2. Hayes recounts the true story of his arrest in Istanbul and his escape from prison, which involved rowing 17 miles in the middle of a storm. Next, the Chicago improv duo TJ & Dave (Jagodowski and Pasquesi, respectively) return to Barrow Street for four nights only beginning September 11. This marks the Second City vets’ tenth year of performing at the off-Broadway venue.center_img The 2014-15 season kicks off on September 4 with a mounting of Waiting for Godot, performed entirely in Yiddish with English supertitles. The production crosses the pond after playing the Beckett Festival in Northern Ireland. Finally, Jeff Achtem will present Swamp Juice, a puppet show that he has performed around the world over the past two years. He returns with his inventive shadow puppets for a limited engagement beginning Thanksgiving week. Select performances will also include an interactive workshop. The Barrow Street Theatre’s tenth anniversary season will include a return engagement of Belfast Blues, directed by Emmy winner Carol Kane, a Yiddish production of Waiting for Godot, improv, shadow puppets and more.last_img read more

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