Now it may not qualify as a global concern or even under reported news, but a big part of my youth revolved around music. As a French Horn player since the age of 10, throughout high school I was a very active member of the marching band. It was a very important part of my adolescent development, a place and a group of people that made high school – a very traumatic experience – more pleasant.
If you had similar experiences or are simply curious of what is actually a very complex, multi-layered world, I highly suggest the latest edition of On Point that looks at Marching Bands in the US, their function and their great rise over the past decades.
If you’re not interested at all, tomorrow we can get back to Burma, Chavez, Trade Agreements, and all our usual favorite issues.