I’ve been watching a lot of college football halftime shows this year and am impressed with many of the marching bands I’ve seen. I usually don’t get into that sort of thing, but for some reason have been noticing the bands more this year.
In particular, I like the University of Tennessee marching band. They sound great — especially the drum majors. Whenever they start banging away with their Innovative Percussion Mallets during the Circle Drill, I get goose bumps. It looks and sounds very, very cool!
I was never very musically inclined, but if I’d known about university marching bands when I was in elementary school, maybe I would have taken up a percussion instrument early on. Wow, how can you not get inspired by this?