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.
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 week we are featuring a story from what some describe as the band capitol of the south… Atlanta, Georgia.
Music Education is being sandwiched in between two very large financial institutions: College Football and the Music Industry and when that happens money wins
There are three broad areas that I recommend as the litmus strips for band program consistency.