Florida A&M University’s lawyers argue the taxpayers of Florida should not be made to pay for an “imprudent, avoidable, and tragic decision” of a drum major in the school’s famed “Marchin 100” band who submitted himself to hazing and died from the injuries.
The Washington Marching Panther Invitational is a marching band competition, completed earlier today at Washington Community High School near Peoria, Ill.
The 34th annual Lake Park Lancer Joust is a marching band competition, completed earlier today in northwest-suburban Roselle, Ill.
Anecdotal evidence to support integration of arts and other motivating interests kids have into their school day continues to mount—here from an elementary school in Carroll County, Md.
Jerry Swanson, former choir director at Elk Grove HS (and before that, Forest View HS), will return to direct generations of his former students in a concert on Nov. 25.
The arts can be an effective way to help kids learn because it forces them to engage actively in the learning process. In addition, the arts, especially certain performance genres, more than technology, promote activity levels that kids need to stay healthy.
Naperville District 203’s new superintendent is hearing charges from state DCFS officials that he acted improperly when he was a principal by not reporting a situation involving suspected sexual assault of a female student by a band director.
Results from the marching band state championship survey are inconclusive, but we expect the IHSA to get their numbers for participation in a state series and move forward in the next year or two. I wish we could drag their feet, but it won’t happen.
The board of directors at the Illinois Music Educators Association is hearing about a state championship series in marching band and show choir, possibly to be run by the IHSA. They’re “exploring options,” we’re told, for “contest-like events.” No more specific details are available.
An open rehearsal, free to the public, will be conducted at DG North HS on Saturday, Sept. 1. Something to check out if you’re thinking about marching band in college—or if you just want to experience this fabulous Big 10 marching ensemble.