In response to the outcry over richrod's piped in music overshadowing the traditional marching band, i say...to hell with the marching band.
I'm sick of stupid non-marching band music...earth, wind, and fire...journey...the jackson five...basically everything i've heard them play over the last two or three years. Some of those songs are great, sure, but not from a marching band, or from this marching band at least. It's stupid. It's quiet. And it's boring. I want the marching band of my childhood back!
How about we get back to playing real band music. Loud band music. Traditional band music. Exciting, fast paced band music. Every single game I went to this season, I was dying during half time. I couldn't wait for the other team's band to take the field and play music that I could actually hear over the whining idiots sitting behind me. Give me something I can chant and shake my fist to!
How about some freaking pep. And enough with these stupid artsy band formations that look like paint splatter. Give me a big block M that turns into something crazy, and then goes back to an M. Enough with this garbage. I want to see some high knees, some hustle, some quick turns. And enough of the color guard with their purple/pink/orange flags! Is maize and blue getting too old for you!?
Marching band - if you're reading this, you had a down down year this season. Pick it the hell up. Band director, if you are reading this, get yourself a beer and read bo's book, lombardi's book, bear bryant's book...shit, anything. No one goes to the football game for your art festival. Do something to get us fired up.
NOTE - please excuse my rage, i have been working on my thesis for about 16 hours straight.