As most bands are just climbing out of pre-drill and some have still yet to play their first games, the 2018 marching season has been officially “kicked off”. To say it was an eventful start would be an understatement!
The Florida A&M University Marching 100 dawned new uniforms at The Florida Classic in Orlando this past weekend and all hell broke loose..
EXCERPT FIVE – CONTRIBUTORS TO THE LEGACY – In his own words Dr Foster talks about individuals who have contributed to the legacy of the Marching “100” or contributed to his own legacy in some way.
EXCERPT FOUR – A GREAT CHALLENGE – The future of our youth in this changing world is dependent in part on how we as contributors to our community and society can assist youth in becoming high achievers. This is a great challenge.
EXCERPT THREE – GROWING MY OWN CROP – My “growing your own crop” methods involved recruiting, evaluating, and training our own alumni, gleaned from our own fertile fields, or as today’s students say, “the patch”…
EXCERPT TWO – THE SUDLER TROPHY – “To be the recipient of the Sudler Trophy award, to walk or march with such distinguished honorees remains an accomplishment of which we are very proud, not so much for ourselves, but most importantly, for our University and its community of supporters at home and abroad”
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!
EXCERPT ONE – THE FAMU SOUND
[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!