Starred Thought™: Band is a place for everyone

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If you’re like me, the notebook you took to the Drum Major Academy® is filled with Starred Thoughts™, and each one seemed equally important as the next.  At the time you might have thought they only applied to marching band, but as your compassionate eye developed, you saw that these…

got band?

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Ever wished half time didn’t end?! Well, we’ve got just the cure for you this upcoming weekend on October 4th in Allentown, PA!  Since 1996, the College Marching Band Festival has been entertaining audiences with an ever-growing list of performances from a variety of colleges throughout the country. This year’s…

5 Years Have Flown By

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As I scan through years and years of posts to this blog I see that I (and now Jen Ables) have kept our posts to business: leadership, drum majoring, band, etc. I noticed that at no point was the passing of George N. Parks noted in this blog beyond the…

Welcome Back to School!

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If you hadn’t already started, then by now it’s official: school is back in session!  For those of you entering your senior year of high school, perhaps you have given some thought to continuing your education at a local college or university.  If that’s the case, your participation in your…

Summertime…

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JMU Marching Royal Dukes …and the livin’ is easy.”  Or it was, because summer is almost over and what lies ahead is anything but easy. Now the true work begins, where you take all you learned at DMA® and put it to good use. We filled your leadership tool box…