Last night, 41 of the top high school marching bands of the northeast went head to head at the United States Scholastic Band Association’s Northern State Finals Competition. As a marching percussion instructor, I know from experience that this is the most nerve-racking performance of the year. It’s pretty much the only ten minutes of the entire season where the staff has no control over the success of the group. Throughout the season, if something particular in the show needs improvement you can always go back and fix it in rehearsal. Obviously there is no “going back to fix it” at finals so it’s all up to the students to retain as much of their training as possible in one last performance.
Fortunately for the CB South Marching Titans, their hard work during the season finally paid off when they were awarded the trophy for 2nd place. For a relatively new high school, this is a huge step in the development of the marching band/percussion program. Since my days of marching drum corps are over, I tend to live vicariously through my students and seeing them with big smiles on their faces at the end of the night is a nice reminder of why I’m still involved in the marching arts.
That hardware is almost as tall as she is!
Here at DDA, one of the most rewarding experiences is to hear positive client feedback. In fact, the video department just received a letter from one of our medical clients regarding their newly designed website with integrated video: “The site looks awesome. It has more than exceeded our original vision for the project.” As an advertising and marketing company that puts forth so much effort to please the client, it’s great to get such positive reactions.
We are still wrapping up some highly anticipated virtual medical simulations (VMS), virtual learning environments (VLE), medical and corporate eLearning tools, and medical website designs. I can’t wait to see what the clients have to say about them!