According to public opinion, the current fad is to be the loudest. So is a marching band full of woodwinds a “losing” one?
Maybe I’m just bugging… but everything just seems a little “off” this year
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!
There’s nothing I like to hear more than a band playing the skin off of a good ballad.
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.
“Let your work speak for you and find ways to become better at the craft. Remain humble and always remember why you do what you do.”
Though the current status of the band program is a big question mark, it was not always like this.
This week we are featuring a story from what some describe as the band capitol of the south… Atlanta, Georgia.
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.
It’s been an eventful year to say the least. We will touch on many of these happenings as we explore the 2017 Season by conference.