The Caw: Marching Ravens Jam With Foster The People

Fifteen members of the Marching Ravens played ‘Houdini’ Sunday night.

Posted by Ryan Mink on Monday, June 11th, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Categories: Ryan Mink, The Caw

Here’s my new blog, The Caw. It’ll often be light-hearted and offbeat. It’ll introduce you to a different side of the players. Every now and then it’ll have an entertainment twist. And sometimes you’ll get my opinion on football stuff too.

You’ll always find it on our blogs landing page, and occasionally on the homepage too. Let me know what you think and enjoy!

Normally I’m not reviewing rock bands (unlike my former co-worker Mike Duffy).

But I’m making an exception this time because the Marching Ravens have gone rock.

OK, for one song, but it still counts.

The Marching Ravens performed the song “Houdini” with indie rock band Foster the People at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md., Sunday night.

I was there. And … it … was … awesome. (Don’t take my word for it. Check out the video).

Foster the People front man Mark Foster (white suit), who received Grammy nominations for the album “Torches” and song “Pumped Up Kicks,” introduced the Marching Ravens in the middle of the song to a loud cheer.

There were 15 members that performed, with six trumpets on stage and nine more brass players going up and down the aisles.

The band got to Merriweather at about 2:30 p.m. to practice the song earlier in the day and went on at about 10:15 p.m. So it was a long day. But band members from both sides were clearly excited to be collaborating on a new piece of music, and the crowd dug it too.

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