Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Leader of the Band
FSU played a home football game last Saturday and one of the things I like to do on game days is attend the Marching Chiefs warmup session just before they march into the stadium. Here you can see the head drum major on the podium conducting the band, while the two assistant drum majors stand on either side of him. He was conducting a beautiful version of the Battle Hymn of the Republic which was part of their halftime show honoring the victims of 9/11. The Marching Chiefs is the largest college marching band in the world with membership comprised from almost every academic department within the University. My daughter and son-in-law were both members of the Marching Chiefs while they were undergraduate students at FSU.