Klarinet Archive - Posting 000690.txt from 1998/04
From: Bill Hausmann <bhausman@-----.com>
Subj: RE: music survival
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 09:45:12 -0400
At 11:24 PM 4/13/98 -0600, you wrote:
>I would agree that this might be the time to pull the band in
>question off the football field. I'm not as hasty to say this
>because of the PR value of the marching band. Colleges don't need
>buckets and buckets of PR to keep the program afloat...
What do you think college football programs are? They are giant PR
machines! The marching band is considered to be a part of that. What
would Notre Dame be today without the fame it got from the football teams
of the 1920's? Probably still a tiny provincial liberal arts college.
Today, the PR continues to draw the attention that brings quality students,
faculty, etc. The same applies to other institutions.
Bill Hausmann bhausman@-----.com
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If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.