‘The Stroh Show’ kicks off Sept. 10

BOWLING GREEN, O.—The pre-football game activities of Bowling Green State University’s Falcon Marching Band have a new home inside the Stroh Center. The College of Musical Arts and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics have named the new tradition the Stroh Show.

The pre-game show starts two hours and 45 minutes before kickoff, with the first show starting at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10.  Jerry Anderson, WTOL newscaster and a strong supporter of the University, will host.
 
Along with the marching band, the Stroh Show will feature the BGSU cheerleaders and dance team. Head Coach Dave Clawson and the team will be introduced and provide some before-game comments. After the team walk, the Falcon Marching Band drumline and twirlers will perform, followed by music from Saturday’s pregame and halftime shows.

This event follows the long tradition of band festivities, which have been held at the softball field, Ice Arena, Field House, and most recently outside of Doyt Perry Stadium. This new venue will allow better accommodations for guests and a fitting opening for the game day.

"We are excited about adding the Stroh Show to the overall game day experience," said Mary Ellen Gillespie, associate athletics director for external relations.  "The Falcon Marching Band and the cheerleaders and dance teams play an important role in football game day. This new tradition in a fantastic new building located right in the corridor of tailgate park will attract fans, enhance game day atmosphere and will add to the overall fan experience."

The Stroh Show will end one hour before kickoff.

Saturday’s halftime show is a patriotic extravaganza in tribute to the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy. Entitled “I Hear America Singing,” it honors the nation’s first responders, police and firefighters, as well as the men and women of the military. It will be presented in collaboration with the BGSU Men’s Chorus. The band is under the direction of Dr. Carol Hayward.

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(Posted September 08, 2011 )