Reflections of my Band Experience

Reflecting now, as I sit in my dorm room at UNC Chapel Hill, I am happy to report that the Myers Park Marching Band is a family that followed me to college. I have only been here for 4 days, but have already run into 5 upperclassmen who I knew through the marching band at MP. We have had a great time catching up, and, even though I haven’t marched with some of them in … Continue reading Reflections of my Band Experience


The world has changed quite a bit since I wrote these last blog posts, COVID has essentially brought all in-person activities to an abrupt halt. I don’t know exactly what will happen when we return to school virtually in the fall, but I know that the 2020 marching season is not going to look like what I have described in the blogs above. However, the one thing that I am absolutely positive COVID did not … Continue reading COVID

Concert Band

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. Our competition season ends in late October or early November, but we continue to support the football team for as long as they are still competing. For me, I transition out of the Drum Major role (at least officially), and focus more on my role as a clarinet player in the Wind Ensemble. I always find it hysterical when marchers (particularly freshmen and sophomores) see me … Continue reading Concert Band