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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Northview flautists Lia Hamblin (left) and Allie Peters play their parts during the audio recording of "One Tribe," an original piece composed by the Black Eyed Peas during the Marching Knights' video shoot Wednesday. Jason Moon Photo. [Order this photo]
* NMK films Pepsi Refresh Project commercial

Members of the Northview Marching Knights were screaming "Hooray for Hollywood" Wednesday.

An audio and video crew arrived at the later in the school day to record a video for use on the Pepsi Refresh Everything website.

Video director Brett Fallentine told The Brazil Times the video may also be used on television.

The video was to the tune "One Tribe," from the Black Eyed Peas 2009 album, "The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies)."

Former NMK assistant band director Pete Kikta and the percussion staff combined efforts to write a special arrangement of the song for the band to perform.

Fallentine said Wednesday's video shoot was his first with such a large group.

"We have been all over shooting video for Pepsi," Fallentine said. "The idea of the video is going across the country shooting all instrumentals.

"We took the cream of the crop."

Fallentine said the Marching Knights were chosen because they are a large group in addition to the area the video would be recorded (the high school football stadium) and the amount of fans that were expected to arrive.

"This is our last stop on the trip," Fallentine said. "We were looking forward to this trip. The point of today is to have fun. I have a feeling (the Marching Knights) are the ones that are going to steal the show."

A total of five musical acts were tapped for the video shoot.

NMK band director Bob Medworth said the band "rose to the occasion."

"We know they're excited," he said. "They get to see how all this works behind the scenes."

The band recorded an audio cut of the music that would appear in the video first before actually miming parts while being videotaped.

Medworth said the band was asked to rotate marching into the Pepsi Refresh logo as well.

NMK clarinet player Brian McCluskey said Wednesday was quite different from a normal marching practice.

"It's organized," he said. "And I thought the producer was going to be older. He looks rather young. It's pretty cool."

For snare drummer Aubrey Welton, a junior, Wednesday was the experience of a lifetime.

"I'm really excited," Welton said. "The fact that the Northview High School band got to do this is really cool."

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I went to cheer on my grand daughters and the band. These kids have worked their butts off and I am very proud of all of them. GO NORTHVIEW!!!

-- Posted by th1953 on Wed, Sep 29, 2010, at 8:31 PM

Hard work always pays off. Keep it up kids. Can you say three-peat?

-- Posted by Conservative Dad on Thu, Sep 30, 2010, at 6:41 AM

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