Music Education is being sandwiched in between two very large financial institutions: College Football and the Music Industry and when that happens money wins
If you are reading this as a college band member and you are; looking for an opportunity to be impactful, wanting to adhere to ideals of purpose, and needing the experience of true brotherhood/sisterhood, then I implore you to seek out ΚΚΨ and ΤΒΣ.
Small bands have always had to work twice as hard, be twice as right, and sound twice as nice, just to be accepted as a formidable opponent. I guess that much has remained the same.
EXCERPT EIGHT: The Bicentennial Bastille Day Parade - The Paris, France experience was exhilarating, a historic milestone and high honor for the band to be the official and sole representative of the United States of America in the Bastille Day Parade.
Congratulations Dr. Artis on your historic selection and may your years at Benedict College be filled with success! As a born and raised South Carolinian, I send a big Low Country welcome to you and your family!
I'm hoping that through level - headed discussion, we will all learn something about these bands and the mass band culture.
After more than 50 years, has there been significant innovation within the traditional style?... And Should there be?
This is our fourth installment of “Apps That Make Band Life Easier“. The response to our previous write ups have been overwhelming! Thanks for the support and we are delighted that the information posted has been useful to so many.
I found myself asking why is it ok to learn piano by rote but not trumpet? Are we missing something here?
There are three broad areas that I recommend as the litmus strips for band program consistency.