Homestead High School’s band will perform during the half-time show for the San Francisco 49ers game Thursday night.
They will perform a field show for the pre-game, then again at half-time during which time Northern Californian Olympians will be honored.
“The band learned the formation which is the Olympic rings, so they’ll be forming the Olympic rings as sort of a backdrop honoring the 50 or 60 Olympians who will be here,” says band director John Burn from the field of Candlestick Park during the band’s rehearsal.
Burn will provide Patch with a video of the performance, which will be posted to the site later.
The 240 band members left the school at 11 a.m. Thursday to make the trek up the peninsula for rehearsal in the stadium where it’s pretty much empty until closer to game time when fans arrive.
“They’re rehearsing on the field in the stadium where it’s echoing through the stadium. It’s fun and exciting for the kids,” Burn says. By half-time there will be a big crowd to see the formation and hear their performance of music by Hans Zimmer from the movie Inception.
Burn contacted the 49ers earlier in the year asking if they would like the school band to perform for a half-time show.
“They knew our reputation having performed in the Macy’s parade last year,” and said “yes,” Burn says.