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Re: Just a Question for Debate
I disagree with some of your points. Specifically, the statements after your numerical list. You seem to think that all HBCU style bands are bad sounding bands. No, you didn't come right out and say it, but the implication was definitely there, and you are dead wrong. A style doesn't make a band good or bad. It's the execution and musicianship that is the factor. I have judged showbands at UIL Region Marching Contests that have received 1st division ratings. I have also judged the "modern" corps style bands that have received 3's and 4's. It was not the style that was the problem. It was the quality of the the performance. I'm retired now, but I absolutely did care about what the majority of the audience and community wanted as far as the shows. They are the taxpayers. They are the ones who get to decide whether or not a bond passes for that new band hall. Having a dismissive attitude would not have served me well. My two cents.