Big Red Band supporters will have three opportunities to see this year's Varsity Show, which is scheduled Friday through Sunday, Nov. 13-15, in Johnstown-Monroe High School's Performing Arts Center, 401 S. Oregon St.

Big Red Band supporters will have three opportunities to see this year's Varsity Show, which is scheduled Friday through Sunday, Nov. 13-15, in Johnstown-Monroe High School's Performing Arts Center, 401 S. Oregon St.

Big Red Band Booster president Sally Winn-Bauer said the performances are expected to be sell-outs -- particularly since the traditional Thursday evening performance has been eliminated.

The Varsity Show begins at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13-14 and at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15.

"With the Georgia trip (to the Peach Bowl in December), it's bound to be a fabulous show," Winn-Bauer said. "It will give a taste of what we'll do in Georgia."

Big Red Band Director Joe Carver said the theme of the show will be "Midnight Train to Georgia" and tickets will go on sale beginning Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the high school.

"We will be featuring all of the songs that we have played this season," Carver said. "A portion of ticket sales will go to help fund the Big Red Band's trip to the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta, Ga."

Following an application process that included a video and photos of the band's performance, the Big Red Band was invited to perform at the Chick-fil-A Bowl in the Georgia Dome. The Thursday, Dec. 31, bowl game performance is the band's first out-of-state trip since the band performed in the Indy 500 parade in 2006.

The Chick-fil-A Bowl ranks first in average attendance among all non-BCS bowl games with 71,664 per game.

Assistant band director Dennis Moore said everyone loves the annual Varsity Show, and it will get everyone excited about the Georgia trip.

"It's always interesting with all kinds of lighting and movement," he said. "It will be interesting for the crowd and get them psyched up for Georgia. It will be awesome and fun."

The over 160-strong band will perform traditional pieces like the JHS Fight Song, "Salute to America," "Long Train Running" and "Fat Bottom Girls" as well as songs from the rock band Journey including "Don't Stop Believing," "Open Arms," "Separate Ways" and "Anyway You Want It."

Other numbers will include Kenny Chesney's "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven," Rascal Flats' "Summer Nights" and Lady Antebellum's "Looking for a Good Time."

Other featured rock numbers will include Fallout Boys' "Dance, Dance" and "Thanks for the Memories," and Shinedown's "Second Chance."

The future pride of Johnstown, the Adams Middle School Band, will also be showcased. In addition, J-M seniors will be recognized.

Doors open an hour before each performance. All seats are general admission and cost $8.

Tickets will be on sale after school at the high school.

The band boosters will sell varsity show T-shirts and snacks prior to each show and during intermission.

Proceeds of the three performances will go back into the band program.