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1976 Bridgemen – “Farandole”


A farandole is a form of dance from southeast France in which dancers hold hands while moving around a circle. “Farandole” is among the best-loved works of Georges Bizet. Composed in 1872 for a play, the work didn’t attract much attention until one of Bizet’s friends arranged it into “L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2” four years after the composer’s death.

The work served as the second percussion feature in the show that turned the Bridgemen into the corps everyone remembers today. In 1976, program and drill designer Bobby Hoffman came to the group and introduced long yellow uniform jackets and a healthy dose of humor into the corps’ programming.

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