There are two things that I try to accomplish with this blog – provide an interesting topic for readers and provoke interesting, passionate conversation (without going over the top).
Think I hit the jackpot big-time Thursday.
For those who might have missed it, I put the following question on the worldwide web yesterday – Who has the best band among HBCU schools? – and threw out a list and poll to go along with it. As I mentioned in the blog, it was just a list (not my personal rankings) used to ‘get the ball rolling’ – and did it roll or what?
My thoughts don’t matter, I created this to get the conversation going. And for those who didn’t follow it yesterday, you can look back on it by clicking here.
Here’s a sampling of what was said ….
“No discussion needed. FAMU shows up and shows out every time!”
“This pole is TOTALLY invalid since you do NOT have the World Famous Grambling State University Marching Band on the list!!! No contest, hands down, the VERY BEST EVER!”
“I have to say Jackson State’s Sonic Boom then SU’s human jukebox. It’s about musicianship, precision, entertainment, and aesthetics. Why does everybody think FAMU? All FAMU has is alot of people with loud country uniforms that can not form straight lines.”
“Alabama State University has the best, hands down!! I have to give love to the SWAC as a whole, though…the SWAC doesn’t field any weak bands!”
“Out of the SIAC….THE ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY MARCHING RAMS SHOWBAND!”
“Come on bruh…how do you have any discussion of best HBCU bands and leave off SC State? That is just unexcusable.”
“It is really impossible to say there is one band that is truly the best but in terms of the top ones, here is my list:
NC A&T (nobody is touching the Blue Steel drumline) Blue & Gold Marching Machine
Talk about some passion? Hey, it’s out there and it’s definitely good to see. Also, I’d like to give a shout out to everyone for keeping it clean (and keeping it real). There’s a tendency to go overboard when there’s a passionate subject on the table, but everyone has been cool. Thanks.
And let’s keep the discussion rolling ……