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!
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.