Pigskin Revue never fails to amaze

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Photo credit: Halle Levitt

For the last 81 years, the Friday night before homecoming bring students, faculty and alumni together in McFarlin Auditorium to celebrate homecoming and the SMU spirit at the Pigskin Revue. This year’s theme was “Dynamic Duos.”

“The show has always highlighted the talents of SMU students. The Mustang Band has served as the backbone in organizing the event and serving as both a feature-performing group and as background to many singing performers,” said Pigskin Revue Director Don Hopkins.

Aside from the Mustang Band, performers included Southern Gentleman, Belle Tones and Mustang Strings. They closed the show with a beautiful medley of Lennon/McCartney hits showcasing the music from arguably the most famous dynamic duo in music history performed by the Mustang Band.

There was a rap about forgotten third members of dynamic duos that had the mostly full auditorium laughing hysterically. Student vocal performance majors showcased their talents by performing famous duets from musicals including “Wicked” and “The Prince of Egypt.”

The evening was a great opportunity for alumni, especially Mustang Band alumni, to experience a long-standing SMU tradition and relieve a part of their collegiate experience. It also provided an opportunity for students to see the Mustang Band perform outside of Ford Stadium.

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