With today being Thanksgiving, I struggled with how I was going to narrow my post about “giving thanks” to just one topic – truly, we all have so much to be thankful for in our lives. So instead of making a huge list, let me be general. I’m thankful for music.
Just as we all have our favorite tune to bring us joy, we also all have a song or two that we turn to in times of sorrow and to repair our wounded souls. In that light, I was reminded of the healing power of music when I saw the Clemson University Tiger Band post a video message on their Facebook page, stating that during this year’s Palmetto Bowl being played on Saturday, the two rivals – Clemson University and the University of South Carolina – will present a united front in the form of a combined band performance dedicated to the victims of the tragic events in Charleston, SC earlier this year. Click on the Tiger Band image below to be directed to the video post. I encourage you to view the entire 1:34 video.
What are you thankful for today? What will you be thankful for tomorrow? Why only let Thanksgiving be the day you give thanks? How can you find ways to be thankful for something in your life every day? And if you did, how might that impact your life?
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from the entire Drum Major Academy® family!
the DMA® blogger