November 17, 2012 Leave a comment
Anyone who knows me, even the tiniest bit, knows I’m not musical. My talents go as far as karaoke and singing in the car. And not well. But I love music. I’m not picky. I’ll rock some Top 40 then turn on An Horse. Whatever the mood I’m in.
And anyone who knows me, knows I love the arts. Dancing, theater, concerts, what have you. But there’s one area of music that I ignore. The marching band.
Well, my darling friend @erinlorraine is the marketing coordinator at @musicforall and they run the @bandsofamerica Grand Nationals event every year. So @DoItIndy made a trip to Lucas Oil Stadium last weekend to experience this whole new level of culture.
Band moms. Band dads. Drum majors. Elaborate costumes. Wild set designs. Amazing music. We experienced it all. After getting over my initial giddiness that I was indeed standing on the field of Lucas Oil Stadium, I just stood there, in awe of this talent that I’ve never seen before. Sure, I saw the Lawrence North marching band perform during halftime at high school football games, but there weren’t giant stages set up to mimic a dark circus or color guard dressed as safari animals galloping around the field. This was a whole other level of marching band. The music and visual display was like nothing I had ever seen before. (See, I’m gushing!) It was truly something everyone needs to experience once in their life.
Oh and let us toot our local horn just a bit…Carmel HS-2012 Grand National champs!
I know it’s too late for you to check out the amazingness that was #boa2012, but keep your eyes peeled next fall. Even if you only take in an hour or two of prelims, you will see something amazing and beautiful and under appreciated. In the meantime, check out some great MFA and BOA stuff here.
Love arts of all kind? Check out my post about Seussical at Footlite here.