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Golden Eagle Band to perform at Riverside

The award-winning University of North Georgia Golden Eagle Band will bring its unique musical and visual program to Riverside Military Academy at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the Curtis Hall gymnasium at the school.

The program, entitled "Weightless," celebrates mankind’s greatest adventure: the exploration of outer space. The show takes the audience on an epic journey from launch at Cape Canaveral, to a landing on the moon, a future encounter with alien life forms, a wild ride through the solar system and a triumphant return to earth.

High-speed drill, choreography and acoustic and electronic music bring the show’s theme to life. The production features the music of Richard Strauss ("2001: A Space Odyssey"), Frank Ticheli ("Nitro"), Michael Giacchino ("Enterprising Young Men" from "Star Trek"), T. Muramatsu ("Land"), Jerry Goldsmith ("First Contact"), Gustav Holst ("Jupiter and Mars" from "The Planets"), Incubus ("Stellar") and the Red Hot Chili Peppers ("Subway to Venus"). Patriotic music in the American military band tradition will also be performed.

The Golden Eagle Band is the oldest college marching band in the state of Georgia and is one of the oldest in the United States in continuous existence since the founding of the university in 1873. Members are drawn from the university student body at-large, with both military and nonmilitary students participating in equal number.