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If you are a music major and you want the maximum music scholarship at the UA you have to be in marching band.
Definitely back in the day. If Ron Huery bangs your girlfriend recently, that is not cool.
Exactly the problem. Put them in the pit if they want to contribute there; offer them a different performing group in the fall if they don't. Good musicians in a wind ensemble can be an impressive thing, but not on the football field.
Obviously, only bad musicians should march.
Gladiatorial combat between death row inmates until one is left. Then release a pack of wild boars to finish him off. Band plays their Journey song while the bodies are being removed. Brought to you by Petit Jean Meats.
To clarify, I'm only saying that woodwind players should have a different performing group as an option to keep their scholarship.
I still think they'd be better served to just eliminate the marching band requirement from scholarships, limit the band to 250 with only brass and percussion, increase remaining band scholarships, and maybe give more than 1 hour of credit per semester. I think making the whole thing more selective/competitive would do nothing but good. Ohio State's band wasn't nearly as big as ours in the Sugar Bowl, but they were a lot better at what they do.
limit the band to 250 with only brass and percussion,
Do all music majors aspire to teach band/music? What other reasons are there to major in music?
My brother played clarinet (NTTAWT) in the Razorback Marching Band. Made it through his entire senior year without playing a single note - not rehearsal, not at pep rallys, not at games. He doesn't think he was missed.
Sounds about right.
As the father of a very good woodwind player I support this idea 100%. My daughter would like to play in college but has no desire to be in college marching band nor do I want her to be in marching band, that stuff takes up way too much time, so she will only have access to a small scholarship. Admittedly anything is better than nothing but $5000 would be a lot nicer to get than $200.
Well, she had better buy some walking shoes. No way I could pass up that big a scholarship. There should be an alternative though, no wonder our marching band sucks, the kids don't want to be there. Do we not have some sort of performing orchestra they could be a part of? Mandatory concerts once or twice a month on weekends in Fayetteville would be tits. Give the students tokens to go to the performance just like they do sports. It would be nice to have a live orchestra, if we don't already have one.
http://bands.uark.edu/Band/Concert_Bands.htmlThe four University of Arkansas concert bands each consist of 60-70 musicians. Each ensemble is held to the highest standard of performance. Feel free to visit the individual ensemble pages for more specific details.
You look at LSU Golden whores then look at the cattle in our band and you just want to cry.
We have 4 "concert bands." Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Campus Band. You can get a music scholarship and NOT have to march (vocalists, pianists, strings, etc). You could PROBABLY get one as a "band" instrument person, too, just not as much as you would by marching? Heck, I don't know. I was just excited to get my school paid for to care all that much. The majorettes were hot.
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