College bands have a long history of “hiring within”. For a university music program, especially an HBCU band program, to never have hired an alum is highly unusual.
According to public opinion, the current fad is to be the loudest. So is a marching band full of woodwinds a “losing” one?
Subconsciously, we seperate them from the bands we consider to be “better”… the bigger bands.
“The young become the old, mysteries do unfold. ‘Cause that’s the way of time. Nothing and no one goes unchanged.
As I think back to some of the “legendary” marching band performances, a few voices from the past speak out to me and are forever attached to those performances
Maybe I’m just bugging… but everything just seems a little “off” this year
As I look back, I needed those early failures in order to grow into the educator I’m still becoming. And though we won a lot of times, it was more important for my students to learn how to react when we lost.