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As my more avid readers hopefully noticed, I did go a week (last week) without posting, something which I regret. Sometimes things on campus get a bit out of my hands, and a week of band camp (more than 12 hours per day) is one sure-fire way to monopolize my time.
So my apologies about that, but Early Week 2011 is indeed over, and while marching band will still be busy for the rest of the season, I will do my best to maintain my posting schedule, or give notice if I will not be able to (in which case I will try to post more bite-size content like this post).
Speaking of content, I figured that it would be impolite to cry you all a river about my sleep-deprived week or band, band, and more band without giving you an idea of exactly what the final product of this labor looks like. So I have included in this post a couple of videos of my marching band, the Mighty Sound of Maryland.
First off, I should start off with OUR preferred way to start things off. Despite the nosebleed angle of the video, I am proud to present our famous Pregame show!
Next, I should probably mention that we won a national contest hosted by CBS, Hawaii Five-0! I mean, just as a minor aside…
Don’t get me wrong, $25,000 is amazing, but honestly, that no show (Hawaii 5-0 included) can begin to compare to our Michael Jackson show-complete with a Thriller feature in which the entire band dances to that classic song! Not to gush, but the crowd response to that dance was unbelievable; it was truly one of, if not the, greatest experience of my life.
And as a final tidbit, I thought it would fun to show what it’s like for us on the field! Here is the perspective of a tuba.
I should stop myself now before I go on too much about this band! I’ll leave that up to my friend and fellow marcher Lisa and her blog. Before I sign off until my next (real) post, which should be up tomorrow if all goes as planned, I am glad to announce that my work is being featured on all editions of the Village Connector throughout the nation! They have taken me on as a “Film Review” columnist, and I am excited to see what people connect themselves with Deeper Meanings through the VC. If you are coming here from the VC, shoot me a comment! And, as always, feel more than welcome to send me feedback about what you would like to see from this blog. I hope you can find a deeper meaning here.