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How do HBCU bands prepare for major events like the Rose Bowl Parade?

Hey everyone, I just saw some clips from the Rose Bowl Parade, and I was blown away by the HBCU bands' performances! Does anyone know how these bands prepare for such a huge event? What's the process, and how rigorous is the practice schedule? Would being part of such an event as a high schooler help my college app, especially if I want to join an HBCU band later?

7 months ago

Hey there! When it comes to preparing for major events like the Rose Bowl Parade, HBCU bands typically undergo a rigorous schedule that involves not only mastering the musical repertoire but also the precise, high-energy choreography that they are famous for. It often involves long hours of practice, sometimes starting months in advance, and dedication to both individual and group rehearsals.

As for your high school participation enhancing your college application, it absolutely can! Being part of such an event shows your commitment, teamwork, and ability to perform under pressure, all qualities that colleges—including HBCUs—appreciate. It's a great way to showcase your passion for music and performance, and it also provides a talking point for your application or interviews, letting you share a personal story of a significant experience. So, if you have the opportunity to participate, I'd say go for it and give it your all!

7 months ago

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