“I would like to encourage those who are interested in dance, guard work, or any of the performing arts to; remember to approach life on your own terms, never allow someone to say what you can’t do, and never settle for anything less than your absolute best.”
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.
Though the current status of the band program is a big question mark, it was not always like this.
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.
There are three broad areas that I recommend as the litmus strips for band program consistency.
Well it’s certainly more than just the same uniform colors! It all began with…
BAND IS A SPORT… IT’S TIME TO BE RECOGNIZED.
[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!