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Contemporary Color is an upcoming musical event that is focused on showcasing the talents of various talented color guard bands. The event will feature ten of America's best color guard bands along with performances from some major stars of music.
Color guard is a tradition that finds its roots in old military bands. The color flag section of the band accompanied the musicians, often putting on a dance-like performance with batons, rifles and sabers. Also known as flag spinning, this art was truly brought to the US in 1937 when Swiss Olympian Frank Hug decided to introduce it to the marching bands in the US. While the color guards in military bands often performed to patriotic songs, Hug introduced all kinds of new music to the tradition. He looked at flag spinning as an interpretive dance and something that has to accompany the music. His performances quickly caught on and a number of schools started using color guards in their bands.
The color guard found real popularity in the 1950s and 1960s but it really took off in the 1970s. This is when the Big Ten Conference decided to create a color guard team for each franchise in the competition. These teams would perform during half time of games and quickly started getting popular thanks to the skillful displays of athleticism. The rifles and sabers were replaced with plastic rifles and sabers while the music still comprises mostly of old military band instruments. New twists on the flag spinning tradition have seen modern music accompanying performances. That idea is truly represented by Contemporary Color.
Contemporary Color is the brainchild of David Byrne, founding member of the legendary band Talking Heads. After winning an Academy Award and every accolade under the sun for his music, Byrne turned his attention to musical theater. He has a real passion for showing off colors accompanied with music and that's what led him to create Contemporary Color. He took the dazzling tradition of flag spinning and made a musical extravaganza out of it.
The show is the perfect place for color guard bands to show off their stuff. Some of the bands that will be performing include Emanon from Hackettstown, Alter Ego from Trumbull, Mechanicsburg High School from Mechanicsburg, Field Of View from West Chester, Les Eclipses from Ongueuil, Brigadiers from Syracuse, Shenendehowa High School from Clifton Park, Black Watch from Mount Laurel and Ventures from Kitchener-Waterloo. Most of these teams are getting the first shot at a big audience and are bound to impress with their creative flair and acrobatic stunts.
The music side of the event isn't too shabby either. Byrne has managed to gather some of the top music stars at one place. The performers include Nelly Furtado, Kelis, How to Dress Well, Devonte Hynes, St. Vincent, Nico Muhli, Ira Grass and Tune Yards. Not only does this line-up add some star power to the event, it also guarantees that the music is going to be good. The line-up features artists ranging from pop starts to R&B heartthrobs. There's something for everyone.
The upcoming event is being held at the Barclays Center in the heart of Brooklyn, NY. This 20,000 capacity arena is no stranger to large events as it has been host to NBA playoffs, NHL championship matches, WWE events and concerts by major stars such as Jay-Z, Barbara Streisand, Justin Bieber, Neil Young, The Rolling Stones and many more. The arena is bound to be filled to the brim as a sold out show is expected.
The demand for tickets is high because this show is the best combination of music, acrobatics and dance. The only way to make sure you get a seat at this once in a lifetime event is by getting your Contemporary Color tickets while they still last.