Tag Archives: marching band

Spotlight on Leadership: At the Helm of Game Day

Brene Brown said that “culture is the way we do things around here.” It supplies drive to achieve excellence and encourages leaders to develop, not for themselves, but for those around them. As a director at the helm of the oldest college marching band in the nation, Barry Houser of the Marching Illini knows a […]

Gratitude & BOA 2019

The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us! Some programs have hung up their shakos for the year, others are preparing to march in local and national parades, some are pulling out the pep band folders and hosting winterguard auditions, others are preparing for the concert season. We understand that the grind never slows! But in the […]

All In This Together

On August 3, 2019, the city of El Paso, Texas lived the horror that towns across America pray will never befall them. The El Paso shooting, purportedly a hate crime targeting diverse ethnicities, claimed the lives of 22 individuals and wounded a number more. For some, experiencing such a traumatic event would be cause for […]

Let’s Talk About Heat

It’s Texas Tour week! The first week of #DCI2019 in which all the tops corps finally gather together. This Saturday, corps will gather for the first of 4 regionals leading up to the 2019 Drum Corps International World Championships. They’ve caravanned across the country, worked tirelessly since May to create their product, and now, the […]

Spotlight Series: On the Subject of Safety

A year has passed since the marching arts was thrust into a rediscovery of their identity surrounding the subject of student safety. As educators, we hope that what surfaced last summer wasn’t the result of actions committed by our friends, our colleagues, our mentors. And the truth of that matter is that all sports, activities, […]

Mickey’s Favorite Band

Pennsbury, PA – There are few high school bands who can claim they have performed on 5 different continents, paraded through every Walt Disney theme park, marched the Rose Parade, and been titled as one of NAMM’s Best Communities for Music Education…for 10 years in a row. Pennsbury High School Marching Band is the exception […]

“We are all band kids.”

Greendale offered a bear to the student affected by the accident. The bear is still with her as she recovers.   Greendale, WI – “Marching band is about so much more than what happens between the goal lines on Friday nights and weekends” read the Facebook post of the Greendale HS Band this last September. […]

Band Together.

Pasadena, CA – On Christmas Day, The Pasadena Star-News, a local California newspaper, released an article highlighting three special bands participating in the 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade. For one of these bands, participation was uncertain. 2017 was a record year for hurricanes thanks to Irma and Maria, as both storms wreaked havoc on island […]