The time has come. Bennington College needs a marching band, our own breed. This ensemble will explore traditions of music-to-move-by from the rural and city landscapes of Eastern Europe, Middle East, Southeast Asia, Africa, South America, and our own American cities such as New Orleans. We will examine village, town and city bands, school bands and parade bands, plus the music and ritual processions connected with weddings, funerals and harvest time. From this, students will collaborate and create new music and movement for the Bennington Marching Band to play, dance to and move with as a mass. A field trip will be planned.
Accepting instrumentalists in brass, woodwinds, percussion, voice and strings.