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Moving to the BIG 10

Just a quick post today about Maryland moving into the Big 10 conference. I was reading this Rolling Stone article about “10 Mind-Blowing College Marching Band Cover Songs,” because, well, I’m the kind of person who loves watching that. I’m … Continue reading

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23 Weird Musical Instruments

Last week I was on vacation in Arizona, and if you know my family at all, you will not be surprised to hear that one of our stops was at the Musical Instrument Museum. I learned that musical instruments come … Continue reading

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What Band Has Meant to Me

I’ve been putting this off forever.  We had our last home football game.  And then we had our last away game.  And then we still had a concert on Friday night, where I had to get myself into that wool … Continue reading

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Homecoming

Normally, the Homecoming football game is like any other football game for me.  I go to practice four hours before the game, watch–“watch”–the whole game, perform the Pregame show, halftime show, etc.  As a freshman, sophomore, and junior, Homecoming wasn’t … Continue reading

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“That takes the cake!”

Two fun musical facts I learned in my classes this week: 1. Back in the 19th century, slaves used to compete and perform a dance called the “Cakewalk” for their masters, and the slaves who won the contest were given … Continue reading

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