Friday, October 4, 2013

Marching Band season upon us

Hard to believe that Drum Corps season has come and gone, and we're in the thick of High School Marching Band competitions across the Country. From small local contests to large regional contests, many high school kids are spending many hours throughout the school day, and after school to learn a 10-15 minute half-time type show.

I've been extremely busy with work that I haven't had time to actually go to any competitions, or keep track of the normal shows I normally would follow. Either way, I continue to root for my favorites back home, and have come to enjoy a few new ones around the country.

It also amazes me how after the season comes to a close, we start seeing shows from Japan, and it's amazing how competitive their music programs are and the level of musicality. It's a shame that our own Country can't keep up with the level of Education as the Musical Arts is extremely important in our society.

Anyway, best of luck to all Marching Bands out there!

Until next time,