Though the current status of the band program is a big question mark, it was not always like this.
On the surface, the explanation for canceling the event makes perfect sense. Superbowl is coming… We get it. But after thinking about it a little deeper, as presented, it doesn’t pass the smell test.
This week we are featuring a story from what some describe as the band capitol of the south… Atlanta, Georgia.
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We hope you enjoy this brief summary of the “premier music educators conference in the country” , the TMEA Convention. We had an amazing time in San Antonio and also scored an interview with a good friend and awesome band director!
It is a current trend to focus less on the marching band and more on the wind ensemble but I don’t agree. I think it’s important to focus our attention equally on all of the ensembles of the band program while remembering what sells tickets.
In this excerpt Dr Foster discusses tools he used to recruit for the Marching 100 and how successful these efforts proved to be over the years. He also mentions the talents of his very qualified staff and how their hard work and dedicated assistance made it possible for him to announce his retirement as Chair of the Department of Music and Director of Bands at Florida A&M University in 1998.