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Midas show turns to gold

Spectators support the band as they perform Midas Touch. This was the dinner and a show event.

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On Saturday, Sept. 10 the marching band performed their entire show, Midas for the first time.

The idea for the show came to Todd Manson, band director, when he was watching Breaking Bad. “Towards the end of the series there was a show title called Ozymandias…I leaned over to my wife who is an English professor and I said ‘okay so what does Ozymandias┬ámean?'” Manson said, at the beginning of the evening.

His wife told him that Ozymandias is a poem about a traveler that come across a destroyed empire and he discovers a plaque that says ‘I am Ozymandias. I am all rich. I am powerful look at what I have built.’ The irony of course of that is that fact that it was in ruins and it was destroyed,” Manson said.

Manson looked for similar themes and he came across Midas who is part of Greek mythology. Midas is a king who had everything he could possibly want, but he was greedy and wanted more so he asked for the touch of gold and this destroyed him.

The band portrays this by turning everything to gold even their outfits.

The show received a round of applause from the many spectators of the night. The first official competition for the marching mustangs is this Saturday at Powder Springs.

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