The art and the history of the marching band were in focus on a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Craig Cornish, associate director of bands and a music professor, first aired Oct. 31 on WMOT-FM/Roots Radio 89.5 and www.wmot.org. You can listen to their conversation below.
Cornish organized the 2016 Contest of Champions, which took place at MTSU’s Floyd Stadium Oct. 22.
High school bands were judged on musical proficiency, marching proficiency and the effectiveness of the overall performance. Franklin High School won this year’s competition.
“You definitely want to convey a message or a story or something like that,” Cornish said of marching band performances.
“Sometimes a theme helps. Sometimes a theme does not help. But most bands nowadays use themes because it does help them kinda organize their thoughts and keep their show to where it’s going to make sense.”
To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.
For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.