Originally posted on The Last Trombone:
by Douglas Yeo NOTE: This article contains offensive material of an historical nature that is presented in an effort to inform the trombone community of a regrettable vestige of racism that continues to be a part of the trombone’s concert repertoire since it first came to light over 100…
He believes all students should be exposed to selections of this caliber at some point in their musical journey.
“I would like to encourage those who are interested in dance, guard work, or any of the performing arts to; remember to approach life on your own terms, never allow someone to say what you can’t do, and never settle for anything less than your absolute best.”
This is not business as usual, and we must make some bold changes to achieve our goal which is to produce a performing group that is exemplary in all domains of learning.
I believe the fraternity has encountered another “Rutgers Incident”. Not a Federal Law changing the rules of the land, but rather another “incident” that will rattle the very core of the organization for years to come…
Hazing in college bands is a lot like racism in America… It’s our dirty little secret that we don’t address.
As we kick off the marching season I wanted to bring this fun part of band culture to your attention in hopes that more bands understand the 5th quarter and improve their approach to it. Don’t knock the rap skillz. Lol!