It was a magical moment. One of the few times I got goosebumps from a marching band arrangement. I was sold. I knew it at that moment.
This is how I imagined teaching band in the future to be…
“Let your work speak for you and find ways to become better at the craft. Remain humble and always remember why you do what you do.”
When it comes down to it we should look at cranking in the likeness of dancing… Some people are naturally good at dancing, and some people naturally suck at it.
When administrators have 6 coaches, in addition to the head coach, on the sidelines at a football game but tell the band director there is no money for uniforms, instruments, etc… They have clearly decided which they value more.
In this time of girls becoming boy scouts and females becoming college drum majors, are our famed college bands ready to give males the opportunity to dance?
So here we are, a year later, and I’m posing the same question… Is the All-Star/Mass Band hurting or helping students and programs in general? Come on in and add to the discussion!