Maybe I’m just bugging… but everything just seems a little “off” this year
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EXCERPTS FROM “THE MAN BEHIND THE BATON” BY DR. WILLIAM P. FOSTER: Excerpt Ten – “Slowing Down But Still Pushing Forward”
In this excerpt Dr Foster discusses tools he used to recruit for the Marching 100 and how successful these efforts proved to be over the years. He also mentions the talents of his very qualified staff and how their hard work and dedicated assistance made it possible for him to announce his retirement as Chair of the Department of Music and Director of Bands at Florida A&M University in 1998.
EXCERPTS FROM “THE MAN BEHIND THE BATON” BY DR. WILLIAM P. FOSTER: Excerpt Nine – The FAMU Band Motto
I created the motto because I needed something to help me guide band students to a higher place, a level of excellence for which they were all striving. It gave them something by which they could live daily.
EXCERPTS FROM “THE MAN BEHIND THE BATON” BY DR. WILLIAM P. FOSTER: Excerpt Eight – The Bicentennial Bastille Day Parade
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.
EXCERPTS FROM “THE MAN BEHIND THE BATON” BY DR. WILLIAM P. FOSTER: Excerpt Seven – Growing My Own Crop (Part 2)
EXCERPT SEVEN: GROWING MY OWN CROP – In this excerpt Dr Foster discusses the creation of band dance routines, band pageants (themed shows), and the creation & publication of “The Marching Band Bible”
EXCERPTS FROM “THE MAN BEHIND THE BATON” BY DR. WILLIAM P. FOSTER: Excerpt Six – The FAMU Band Camp
EXCERPT SIX: THE FAMU BAND CAMP – Dr Foster is credited for the creation of many techniques and maneuvers. Did you know he created the format used for “The Band Camp” as well?
3 DRUM MAJOR STYLES THAT CHANGED THE WORLD!
In the world of College Bands there are three distinct drum major styles that gave birth to what I can only describe as “families”…Which Family do you prefer? Cast your vote and drop us a comment explaining why!
THE NATIONAL COLLEGIATE MARCHING BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS & FESTIVALS
BAND IS A SPORT… IT’S TIME TO BE RECOGNIZED.
2017 HONDA BATTLE OF THE BANDS – Breakdown & Analysis
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SMBahpi-OY&w=560&h=315%5DSo here we are… 8 of the “best” black college bands from around the nation have converged on Atlanta Georgia for two big reasons: 1. A $20,000.00 check from The Honda Corporation. (Yeah, that’s important) and 2. The highly coveted, entire year of, bragging rights!