Drone show lights up President DesRoches' inauguration weekend

drones creating the shape of the Rice University owl

The three-day hurrah to inaugurate Rice University’s eighth president, Reginald DesRoches, continued with a light and sound celebration at the academic quadrangle Oct. 20. The 15-minute aerial display used LED-equipped drones to create images like the Rice owl, music notes on a staff, athletes and the president’s name. The audio accompaniment included a recording of the Marching Owl Band performing "For Rice’s Honor" and Steve Reich’s Music for Ensemble and Orchestra.

The light and sound celebration will take place again at 9:15 p.m. Friday and 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the same location

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Rice University's Sound & Light Show