Winter could also be coming, however that did not cease two rival faculties’ respective marching bands from forging an alliance for an impressed eight-plus minute tribute to Game of Thrones.
During the halftime present at a recreation between the University of Michigan and Penn State University, each faculties’ marching bands joined forces for an epic rendition of a handful of the blockbuster fantasy sequence’ finest recognized orchestral numbers. There was even a little bit of narration between songs, whereas the bands pulled off some critically spectacular choreography.
Starting off with the present’s principal title, the band goes to “Rains of Castamere/Light of the Seven,” “Reign/Spoils of War,” and ending with “Winds of Winter/Mhysa.” All whereas Westeros was recreated through sigils of House Stark, House Lannister, and a dragon. They additionally did a fairly devoted recreation of the opening credit.
While this efficiency is unquestionably not canon, it is a noteworthy addition to Game of Thrones‘ musical historical past. Over its seven-season run, the present has featured cameos from musicians starting from Mastodon to Ed Sheeran. Even Icelandic avant-rockers Sigur Ros obtained heckled throughout their era-appropriate rendition of “Rains of Castamere” at King Joffrey’s marriage ceremony, the place he was later poisoned and died a horrible loss of life. Ah, reminiscences.
The draw back right here, in fact, is that we can’t be seeing the ultimate season of Game of Thrones till someday within the first half of subsequent 12 months. The epic fantasy sequence will shut out with a six-episode run, with every installment having the scope, the budgets, and the runtimes of a feature-length manufacturing — which was truly nearer to the present’s plan at one level.